Ok, the creative marketing gurus over at The Weinstein Company were not working overtime when they created this new poster for “Killing Them Softly.” Then again, maybe they were going for a much-less-is-more approach and making sure — in case you were unaware — that good ol’ A-lister Brad Pitt stars.
Adapted from George V. Higgins novel “Cogan’s Trade” 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.
Fortunately, the film is much more interesting and deep than its poster. Our A-grade review from Cannes called the film “brilliant and angry” and considering the creative talent behind it, that little nugget pretty much sells the rest of us sight unseen. Directed by Andrew Dominik (the thoroughly awesome “The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford“), “Killing Them Softly” arrives in theaters on October 19th. Here’s the stylish first trailer (which the next poster hopefully grabs some inspiration from) and you can read several parts of our interview with Andrew Dominik here. [HuffPo]