The movie is getting its debut at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow (and the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend), but we’ve got a peek at the Killer Joe movie poster today!
Matthew McConaughey stars, alongside Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon in this dramatic comedy. Hirsch needs his mother dead, so he may collect on the life insurance policy, and he hires McConaughey to do the job.
There are, of course, expected hiccups in the plot. There’s currently no full trailer out, but a 2 1/2 minute clip will give you a feeling for the film.
If you’re still not interested, consider that it’s William Friedkin directing (French Connection, The Exorcist), and he’s about due for a career revival. The movie is based on a popular, hilarious play by the same name. Rife with dark humor and nudity, it will be interesting to see how closely the movie follows the original play scripting.
Currently Killer Joe is without a major US distributor, but hopefully the film will garner some interest on the Festival circuit.