The news of the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman‘s death still delivering shockwaves months after to cinephiles worldwide and we wait patiently to pay our respects. Today this afternoon Arrow Films have eased the pain a little by announcing that God’s Pocket has now officially a UK release date.
On 8th August God’s Pocket a 1970’s based drama will make it’s UK premiere a film directed by Mad Man star John Slattery. The film marks his debut feature about Mickey (Hoffman) whose whose crazy stepson (Caleb Landry Jones) is ‘killed’ in a construction accident. No one in the working class area of God’s Pocket cares and Mickey attempts to bury that with the boy however when the boys mother appears she demands the truth.
Based on the novel by award winning author Pete Dexter (The Paperboy, Mulholland Falls), 1970’s set GOD’S POCKET is a chilling and gritty dark comedy starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and an eclectic ensemble cast including Richard Jenkins (Jack Reacher, The Visitor), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Lost River), John Turturro (Transformers, Fading Gigolo), Eddie Marsan (Filth, Tyrannosaur) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral, X Men: First Class). Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2014, and on 8th August the film will arrive on UK shores.
This film is one of several films still to arrive in UK cinemas from the tragic actor with A Most Wanted Man (5th September, watch UK trailer here) making it’s UK premier later this month at Edinburgh Film Festival.
Arrow haven’t released a UK trailer just yet but check out the American version below and soon as UK version arrives we will share it with you.
Here’s the official Synopsis:
When Mickey’s (Seymour Hoffman) crazy stepson Leon (Landry Jones) is killed in a construction ‘accident’, nobody in the working class neighbourhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he’s gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy’s mother (Hendricks) demands the truth, and a local reporter (Jenkins) starts sniffing around, Mickey finds himself stuck in a darkly comedic life and death struggle. A body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.