Mad Men’s John Slattery makes his feature film directorial debut with God’s Pocket which will be released on 8th August 2014.
Based on the novel by award-winning author Pete Dexler, the 1970s set story is a chilling and gritty dark comedy. God’s Pocket stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones and Christina Hendricks.
The synopsis for the movie is: 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.