Brad Pitt’s new film goes against the Hollywood trend of having a poster featuring poorly photoshopped pics of the actors involved and instead goes the minimalist route.
I think it works rather well.
The films also stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Bella Heathcote and Sam Shepard.
Killing Them Softly is based on the book Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins. Director Andrew Dominik explained the name change while speaking to Moviefone, “It sounded like a movie title to me. Cogan’s Trade kind of sounds like a Clint Eastwood title to me from 1972.”
This is the books synopsis:
We follow Jackie Cogan’s career in a gangland version of law and order. For Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob’s rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade — murder. In the gritty, tough-talking pages of Higgins’s 1974 national best-seller, Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman’s efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence.
Below is a clip from the film.
Killing Them Softly is due out on 21st September.