"I wish someone would see me, just to know I am here…" Well Go USA has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled Cardboard Boxer, starring Thomas Haden Church as a homeless man struggling to make ends meet. He's coerced by two teens to fight other men for cash, but obviously doesn't like doing so, and just wants to get away from his life on the streets. The cast includes Terrence Howard, Boyd Holbrook, and Macy Gray. The official description calls the film an "unflinching look at the lives of the displaced and forgotten members of society." This looks very powerful and heartbreaking, and even though Thomas Haden Church is almost hard to look at, he seems to be giving an earnest performance. This is worth a quick watch.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Knate Lee's Cardboard Boxer, in high def from Apple:
Willie (Thomas Haden Church), homeless and on skid row, is coerced by two teens to fight other men for cash. Now involved in a violent world he can't understand and with few human connections beyond a girl's diary he found, Willie struggles to find a way out. Cardboard Boxer is both written and directed by former camera operator and producer Knate Lee (also known as Knate Gwaltney), making his feature directing debut with this film. Knate can also be seen in a few episodes of "Jackass", as he working as lead camera on the show before this. The film has not premiered at any festivals or otherwise. Well Go USA will release Cardboard Boxer in select theaters starting September 16th this fall. What do you make of this?