Philip Seymour Hoffman's Upcoming Movie "God's Pocket" Receives Release Date

Posted Friday March 7, 2014 12:03 AM GMT

Showcasing some of the final works of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, IFC Films will release his latest movie, "God's Pocket" in select theaters on May 9th.

Directed by "Mad Men" actor John Slattery, "God's Pocket" made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival only two weeks before the multi-talented Hoffman died of an overdose.

"God's Pocket" marks Slattery's directional debut, and reports state that Hoffman was also in attendance at the Sundance Film Festival to promote the movie.

According to the synopsis, the independent film is "Based on the novel by National Book Award Winning author Pete Dexter. Set in the gritty blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey's crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction 'accident' and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay."

Photo Credit: IFC Films

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