The summer begins the process of saying goodbye, cinematically, to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Before his death, the actor completed work on two films — “A Most Wanted Man” and “God’s Pocket” (with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” requiring some steps to get around his absence) — and the latter drama will drop first.
Directed by “Mad Men” star John Slattery, and also featuring John Turturro and Christina Hendricks, the story follows Mickey, who tries to sweep under the rug the news of the “accidental” death of his stepson on a construction site. But when a reporter smells a story, Mickey’s situation goes from bad to worse. But Mickey is a good storyteller as you’ll see in this clip where he explains what exactly happened to a horse at the track.
“God’s Pocket” is now on VOD and playing in limited release. Watch below.