Plot & Details
Bringing in tow his hotshot writing partner Yardley (David Oyelowo) and the alluring death-row groupie Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman), Ward plans to prove that an innocent man has been railroaded on his way to the electric chair. With Jack as their driver, the quartet arranges to meet Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), the seedy alligator hunter hastily convicted of killing the local sheriff, at the prison. But what erupts between them all is a tangled web of sexual tension, mixed motives and shadowy facts that will set off not only a search for the truth but a chain reaction of passion and violence. Observing it all is Jack's only real confidante -- the disregarded family maid Anita (Macy Gray) -- who watches in dismay as his innocence is turned inside out.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/2012
- DVD Release Date: 01/22/2013
- Distributor(s): Millennium Entertainment
- Director(s): Lee Daniels
- Starring: Zac Efron , Matthew McConaughey , Nicole Kidman , John Cusack , David Oyelowo
- Themes: Death Row,Miscarriage of Justice,Race Relations
- Tone: Gritty,Lurid
- Keywords: brother, prison, reporter
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-05-2012)
- Language: English