7 September 2012 11:37 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the rapid frequency that Nicolas Cage signs onto projects, a promising one is bound to turn up now and then. After a horrendous streak including Season of the Witch, Trespass, Seeking Justice, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Stolen and many more, it looks like we finally have a bright spot.

Reports are coming in from Toronto that financing has been secured by Worldview Entertainment for a film titled Joe, set to be directed by David Gordon Green. While his recent duds of Pineapple Express and The Sitter were disappointing, this one sees the director headed back to his roots in both location and material.

The Southern drama, scripted by Gary Hawkins from Larry Brown‘s novel, would star Cage as “an ex-con who becomes the unlikeliest of role models to 15 year old Gary Jones, the oldest child of a homeless family ruled by a drunk, worthless father. Together they »

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