He traded on-set education on Mad Men and then cornered this project almost a decade earlier when he picked it up as a read, actor-turned-director John Slattery was smart in grabbing a stellar cinematographer in Lance Acord to play dp and producer, and asked some favors from acting peer excellence in Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, and Caleb Landry Jones. Production took place this summer.
Gist: Based on the novel by Peter Dexter, scripted by Alex Metcalf and Slattery, this is set in a blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, where the lead character tries to cover up his stepson’s death in a construction accident. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse.
Production Co./Producers: Park Pictures’ Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord in association with Cooper’s Town’s Emily Ziff and Philip Seymour Hoffman and Shoestring Pictures’ John Slattery.
Prediction: Fest insiders from Tribeca all the way to TIFF will be circling the pic if it doesn’t end up breaking into Sundance’s Premieres category.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
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