First Trailer for Indie Drama 'Walkaway Joe' with Jeffrey Dean Morgan

April 7, 2020
Source: YouTube

Walkaway Joe Trailer

"You know, Joe, there ain't no roadmap to being a daddy. We're just doing the best we can…" Quiver Distr. has debuted an official trailer for a southern drama titled Walkaway Joe, marking the feature directorial debut of actor Tom Wright. The trailer makes it seem like a billiards hustling film similar to Rounders, with some interesting characters dealing with their own demons in this. Walkaway Joe is the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father in pool halls across the country, and a wandering loner hiding from his past. In their encounter with each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption. Starring David Strathairn, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Julian Feder, with Julie Ann Emery, David Jensen, and Susan Gallagher. Looks a bit cliche, but still maybe worthwhile.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Tom Wright's Walkaway Joe, direct from Quiver's YouTube:

Walkaway Joe Poster

In the tradition of American classics, Walkaway Joe is the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy (Julian Feder) searching for his father, and a wandering loner (David Strathairn) hiding from his past. In each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption. Walkaway Joe is directed by American actor-turned-filmmaker Tom Wright, making his feature directorial debut with this film, after directing only one episode of "NCIS" previously; he has also worked stunts on many projects as well. The screenplay is written by Michael Milillo. Produced by Minor Childers, Rachel McHale, as well as Michael Milillo. This hasn't premiered at any festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. Quiver will release Wright's Walkaway Joe in select theaters + on VOD starting May 8th coming up soon. Anyone interested?

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Basically just doing riffs on Negan now...?

DAVIDPD on Apr 7, 2020


Not that it looks great, but I might look at it for the cast's sake ...

shiboleth on Apr 7, 2020


I don't know about that as the kid pool shark is badly cast. He looks and comes across as a dork or a dweeb. Maybe they intended that and if so that's a bad choice too. David Strathiirn is always very good...authentic and believable no matter what kind of character he plays. In my humble opinion, of course. Otherwise, this looks like a lame attempt and not very believable. It's too contrived to my eyes. Too bad. Pool halls and shooting pool is a great atmosphere for a film. Remember The Hustler?

thespiritbo on Apr 7, 2020


I can agree that this doesn't look great and it's not on some list that I will care much about. But, as I said, the cast (yes, D. Strathairn and, partially, Jeffrey Dean Morgan might help in that respect) would be the leading bait form here at some lazy point. Nothing else. As for the rest, I do follow...

shiboleth on Apr 8, 2020


I agree. Not sure about Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I don't dislike him or his work, but can't say I like it well...he's working so good for him.

thespiritbo on Apr 8, 2020

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