Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Shane Dax Taylor|
|Produced by||Darryl Atwater
W. Earl Brown
Shane Dax Taylor
|Written by||W. Earl Brown|
|Based on||Provinces of Night
by William Gay
W. Earl Brown
|Edited by||Neguine Sanani|
|Distributed by||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
Bloodworth is a 2010 drama film directed by Shane Dax Taylor and based on Provinces of Night, a novel by William Gay. The film stars Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson and Hilary Duff. Toby Keith was also set to star in the film, but later dropped out.
It's been 40 years since E. F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) abandoned his loving wife and sons for a life on the road as a full-time traveling musician. Now at the end of the line, Bloodworth reappears, forced to reckon with the stale aftermath of his departure. With his ex-wife Julia (Frances Conroy) mentally destroyed and his three sons, Warren (Val Kilmer), Boyd (Dwight Yoakam) and Brady (W. Earl Brown) soured by years of anger toward both him and each other, Bloodworth's only solace is a budding relationship with Fleming, the grandson he never knew. But when Fleming meets Raven (Hilary Duff), the woman of his dreams, will Bloodworth's presence force history to repeat itself?
- Val Kilmer as Warren Bloodworth
- Kris Kristofferson as E. F. Bloodworth
- Hilary Duff as Raven Lee Halfacre
- Reece Thompson as Fleming Bloodworth
- Dwight Yoakam as Boyd Bloodworth
- Frances Conroy as Julia Bloodworth
- W. Earl Brown as Brady Bloodworth
- Hilarie Burton as Hazel
- Sheila Kelley as Louise Halfacre
- Hank Williams III as Trigger Lipscomb
- Barry Corbin as Itchy
The film is directed by Shane Taylor and adapted from the novel, Provinces of Night, by William Gay. Kenny Burke produced the film with Taylor and Brown. Music producer T-Bone Burnett supervised the film's music, which includes original compositions by Kris Kristofferson.
An early version of the film premiered at the 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 6, 2010; it later screened as a work in progress at the 2010 Nashville Film Festival on April 15–22, 2010. The completed version of the film was part of the 17th Annual Austin Film Festival during October 21 to 28 in Austin, Texas. It is currently available as a part of the Netflix Instant Play.
The film currently holds a 50% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.