Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, March 26th, Killing Them Softly is a crime tale with a lot on its mind.
Australian director Andrew Dominik first gained attention in 2000 with his directorial debut Chopper, which is the film that helped make Eric Bana an international star. He followed it up with ‘2007s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which starred Brad Pitt as the infamous cowboy and earned Casey Affleck an Oscar-nomination for Best Supporting actor. Now, Dominik returns with his latest film Killing Them Softly, which once again stars Brad Pitt and opens in theaters on November 30th.
Killing Them Softly was also written by Dominik and based on the novel “Cogan’s Trade” by author George V. Higgins. The film tells the story of Jackie Cogan (Pitt), an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game that causes the local criminal economy to collapse. In addition to Pitt (who also produced the movie with his company Plan B Entertainment), the film features an excellent cast of supporting actors that includes Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), James Gandolfini (True Romance), Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods), Sam Shepard (Safe House), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Scoot McNairy (Argo) and Vincent Curatola (HBO's The Sopranos).
I recently had an opportunity to speak exclusively with writer/director Andrew Dominik about his work on Killing Them Softly. The acclaimed director discussed his new film, his writing process, why he chose to use the 2008 financial crisis and Presidential election as a backdrop to the story, his visual techniques, music, working with Brad Pitt as an actor and a producer, why Pitt continues to be passionate about making movies, and the film’s outstanding supporting cast.
Andrew Dominik's new movie hits theaters in mere days, and despite the presence of a card-carrying international super-mega-star, folks don't seem as excited as they ought to be for Killing Them Softly. A brand new official clip might not drum up anticipation single handedly, but it's worth a shot.
We've got a new theatrical one sheet for the crime drama Killing Them Softly, and since international movie star Brad Pitt is in Killing Them Softly, you can bet your ass he's on the poster, right beneath the gigantic title.
If you're unfamiliar with Killing Them Softly and unsure about whether or not you should check out the first theatrical trailer for the crime drama, then I'll just tell you that it looks fantastic and features Brad Pitt in full-on badass mode, looking like a greasy leather-clad shark swimming his way through a stylish tale of contemporary American criminality.
Magnolia Pictures/Magnet have released the third trailer for Gareth Edwards’ new low budget festival hit Monsters. Check it out below and leave your thoughts and comments!
Synopsis: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his bosses daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.