Arrow Films have revealed that GOD’S POCKET will receive a UK cinema release on 8th August 2014.
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, GOD’S POCKET marks acclaimed actor John Slattery’s (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau) feature film directorial debut.
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.
GOD’S POCKET is a Park Pictures Film in association with Cooper’s Town Productions and Shoestring Pictures.