We’ve already shared a couple of clips with you for the awesome looking Mob epic, Killing Them Softly, and thankfully we now have the official full length trailer! There are so many reasons to be excited about this stunning looking film which received a very positive response at Cannes earlier this year, and arrives in UK cinemas on 21st September.
Firstly, the film is directed by Andrew Dominik, the genius director who’s previous efforts include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Chopper. With his new film being a crime epic, judging by the terrific trailer it is clear this won’t be a straightforward film about the Mob. There is some superb comedy and writing skills on show (Dominik also wrote the screenplay) and each and every character looks like a brilliant design and wil no doubt be unforgettable.
Second is the amazing cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Sam Shepard, Vincent Curatola, Trevor Long and Max Casella.
Lastly, the film just looks incredibly cool, with a terrific backing track on the trailer by Johnny Cash. Enjoy the trailer!
Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Anthony Katagas produced the film, with Roger Schwartz, Matthew Budman, Will French, and Douglas Saylor Jr. serving as co-producers. Director of photography Greig Fraser, and production and costume designer Patricia Norris led the creative behind-the-camera team. Casting for KILLING THEM SOFTLY was handled by Francine Maisler, and Brian A. Kates, A.C.E., served as editor. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Marc Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.
By Matt Wavish