We have a new international trailer for Killing Them Softly, a film we’ve been talking about for a long time. Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a hitman and enforcer who subcontracts out a kill and watches as the events around the heist of high stakes card game have repercussions both up and down the criminal chain of command. We’ve also got a few new images to share.
Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly began life as Cogan’s Trade, the same title of the George V. Higgins book on which it’s based. Along with Pitt, the film stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn and Scoot McNairy (who is excellent in Argo, by the way).
“When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan, to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way – an aging, drunken hit man, some bumbling local gangsters, and the ladies’ man who ran the ill-fated game.”
Killing Them Softly, following a premiere at TIFF, opened in the UK on 21st September. It was supposed to have given to us here in the US this weekend but has been pushed back to November 30. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty sure Harvey and The Weinstein Company will be mounting an awards campaign for the film later this year and the later date is more choice positioning. More about the film here and here.