If things were going as initially planned, the long-awaited next film from Andrew Dominik would be arriving in theaters in just a few short days. But alas, with a release schedule switch audiences will have to hold out a little longer for his crime Killing Them Softly — but I can promise that it is well worth the wait, having the chance to check it out recently. Following a domestic look, a new international trailer (complete with French subtitles) has arrived today and shows off just about everything you’d want to see in a teaser.
We have specific introductions from our stellar cast, including Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta, as well as Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn (who give two of the best performances of the film). In addition there are some stylish action beats, including one of the my favorite sequences in the film where Pitt indeed carries out what the title suggests. Dominik does a great job of always subverting your expectations, exploring the unglamorous side of crime and I can’t wait to check it out again soon. See the trailer below which features the odd French title of Cogan Killing them Softly.
Adapted from George V. Higgins’ novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard among others.
Killing Them Softly trailer opens on November 30th.
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