When it comes to indie films, having two first rate actors anchor your project is half the battle. David Strathairn and Jeffrey Dean Morgan anchor Walkaway Joe, a feature that hits theaters, On Demand and Digital on May 8.
The narrative centers on Dallas McCarthy (Julian Feder), a youth who is unfortunate to have (at least from the looks of the trailer) a deadbeat dad (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The pair are both good at pool, which probably sets up an inevitable showdown at the end of the film. David Strathairn is Joe Haley, an introverted loner who takes a shine to Dallas. Julie Ann Emery (Preacher) and David Jensen co-star in the project.
Other than The Hustler and its inferior sequel The Color of Money, pool hall centric features have not been a part of my cinematic menu, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Walkaway Joe. Hopefully Strathairn and Morgan will mix it up as well. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!