The novel “Child of God” was released in 1993 and centers on former prisoner Lester Ballard, who was falsely imprisoned for rape and now, after being released from prison, wanders an isolated area of Tennessee. In the movie version, actor Scott Haze of “As I Lay Dying” (also directed by Franco) portrays Lester, while “Klondike” actor Tim Blake Nelson plays the local sheriff. Franco is also appearing in the film.
Multiple McCarthy novels have been adapted for the screen, including Best Picture winner “No Country for Old Men,” “The Road,” and others.
“Child of God” is still seeking an American distributor.
Check out the trailer for “Child of God” below.