joeDavid Wingo and Jeff McIlwain are reuniting with director David Gordon Green on his latest feature Joe. The Southern drama stars Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan and follows an ex-con who becomes the unlikeliest of role models to a 15-year-old child of a homeless family ruled by a drunk father. Gary Hawkins wrote the screenplay based on the novel of the same title by Larry Brown. Lisa Muskat (Compliance), Gordon Green and Christopher Woodrow (The Immigrant) are producing the project with Derrick Tseng (Palindromes). Wingo and McIlwain previously shared scoring duties on Gordon Green’s Snow Angels and The Sitter, while Wingo also scored the director’s George Washington and All the Real Girls. Joe is expected to premiere later this year at one of the major film festivals.

Wingo’s music can currently be heard in theaters in Jeff Nichols’ Mud, which also features music by McIlwain. The composer has also co-scored Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche with Explosions in the Sky. The film starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is set to be released on August 9, 2013 by Magnolia Pictures. Check out the film’s trailer below and click here to check out the official movie website.