A new graphic novel for the prologue of ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ has popped up online. IFC Films released the 24 page novel entitled ‘New Tattoo’ from creator Eric Skillman and comic book artist Matthew Southworth. The extra debuted on Entertainment Weekly’s website with the link below. ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ stars Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Foster (The Messenger). The film comes from director David Lowery, famed for several short films and ‘St. Nick’. ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ follows Affleck as an outlaw in the 70′s with Mara as his wife and mother to his daughter who he has never met. The limited release hit theaters on August 16. Get the full synopsis below via IFC Films and catch the trailer.
“Brought to life with exquisite detail and rich cinematography by Bradford Young (winner of the US Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance), the gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched collision of love and crime. After his pregnant wife (Rooney Mara) makes one false move during a bloody shootout, a bank robber (Casey Affleck) faces a 25-year sentence that destroys his dreams of a family life. Shot through with the yearning and melancholy of a folk ballad, David Lowery’s directorial breakthrough—one of the most acclaimed films at Sundance and a special Critics’ Week selection at Cannes—extends the Bonnie and Clyde tradition with its breathtaking meditation on the fragility and transience of love.”