Philip Seymour Hoffman Film 'God's Pocket' Gets Release Date
IFC Films will release God's Pocket -- starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman -- in select theaters on May 9 before making the film available on VOD a week later.
God's Pocket, acquired by IFC out of Sundance, marks the directorial debut of Mad Men actor John Slattery. The drama, based on the novel of the same name by Pete Dexter, centers on a gritty blue-collar neighborhood where a construction "accident" leads to the burial of a body and the truth.
The independent film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in mid-January, just two weeks before Hoffman died of an overdose. The actor was at Sundance to promote the film, in which he stars opposite Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro.
Producers on the film include Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Slattery, Hoffman and Emily Ziff.
Slattery directed from an adapted script by Alex Metcalf.