Just the other day we saw the trailer for A Most Wanted Man, one of the final films finished by Philip Seymour Hoffman before his unexpected death earlier in the year. He had also been working on the final two chapters in Hunger Games saga, which which are, admittedly, the type of blockbuster spectacle that Hoffman didn’t usually go for in his career. He mostly preferred his movies smaller, more character driven, more morally complex and it looks God’s Pocket, the last film he completed shooting, is exactly that. Judging from this trailer, it has thriller aspects, drama, black comedy, tragedy and Christina Hendricks. What more could you ask for in a swan song?
“Mad Men” star John Slattery (who co-wrote with Alex Metcalf) directs the May 9 release, set in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of “God’s Pocket.” There, Mickey Scarpato’s crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction “accident,” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please, and a debt he can’t pay.
God’s Pocket also stars John Turturro, Caleb Landry Jones and Glen Fleshler, and will see a limited release on May 9, 2014.
Last Updated: April 16, 2014