The first trailer has been released for dark comedy God’s Pocket, about a murder in a blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia, which stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks, and Richard Jenkins. God’s Pocket was screened at the Sundance Film Festival this year, marking one of Hoffman’s last appearances before his passing.
John Slattery (Mad Men’s Roger Sterling) takes his first stab at directing and writing a feature film – he adapted the script from Peter Dexter’s novel of the same name. Dexter also wrote The Paperboy, which was made into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron. (Yes, the one where Nicole peed on Zac.) You won’t see anything as emotionally scarring as some of the scenes in The Paperboy, but you do get to watch Hoffman drop his stepson’s dead body out of a refrigerated meat truck. Watch the trailer below: