Since George Washington hit the scene in 2000, director David Gordon Green has impressed me again and again. Whether tackling a big studio comedy like Pineapple Express, an intimate drama like Snow Angels, or outrageous characters like Kenny Powers on HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Green has repeatedly shown he’s a gifted filmmaker that can handle any subject. In his film, Joe, he tackles the story of an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) who becomes a role model to 15-year-old Gary Jones (Tye Sheridan), the oldest child of a homeless family led by a drunk father. Loaded with fantastic performances (including some incredible work by non-professional actors), Joe really impressed me. For more on the film, read Matt’s review or watch the trailer.
With the film getting released in theaters and VOD tomorrow, a few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Nicolas Cage. He talked about working with non-actors, collaborating with David Gordon Green, why you should see the film, the status of National Treasure 3 (it’s not happening), The Croods 2, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- Before the camera started rolling we were talking about The Croods interviews. Watch the one I did with him last year. It’s a great one…
- Talks about what Joe is about.
- The use of non-professional actors
- Talks about working with David Gordon Green.
- What will it take to get National Treasure 3?
- The Croods sequel? Says it will start sometime next year.