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Watch: Step Right Up For The New Trailer For James Franco’s ‘Child Of God’

Watch: Step Right Up For The New Trailer For James Franco's 'Child Of God'

When he’s not helping Seth Rogen piss off the government of North Korea, James Franco is busy with one of his many on-the-go projects, and one that’s in the can is his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s “Child Of God.” And after doing some festival business last year, it’s finally ready to be seen and a new trailer is here.

Scott Haze is tasked with taking on the tricky role of lead character Lester Ballard, a man who is more animal, living outside regular society, and getting engaged with all kinds of nasty business. And like Lester, the movie itself appears to be not that much fun either, with our review out of Venice declaring that the take on McCarthy’s material here is “unimaginative.”

“Child Of God” will open later this year via Well Go Entertainment. Watch below.

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This is an awesome trailer much better than the first one.

"unimaginative.", I strongly disagree with the review, truly a brilliant movie.

Hey, another reviewer says:

"Child of God is a genuine triumph. Franco handles the picture with verve and style. He even manages to utilize chunks of McCarthy's prose in a series of odd "conversational" voice-overs and literal title cards splashing across the screen. I loved this technique. It was fun AND rooted the film in the glorious American literary tradition of Southern Gothic. Franco elicits a wide range of great performances and his actual coverage and composition of the dramatic action feels like the work of someone who's been directing movies his whole career. The movie is grotesque, at times sickening and often shocking, but it is rooted in genuine humanity and is easily one of the best movies of the year." Review By Greg Klymkiw @ TIFF 2013

Seriously, I hope everyone watches this movie on August 1.

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