The film has already been released on our shores in the UK – you can read our review here – and The Weinstein Company have given it an Oscar-primed slot in the US this month, with some strong buzz surrounding the film with almost universally praiseworthy reviews.
We saw a great new US trailer for the film last week, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted a new clip, ahead of its release in the States this weekend.
“When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan, to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way – an aging, drunken hit man, some bumbling local gangsters, and the ladies’ man who ran the ill-fated game.”
Starring alongside Pitt is one of the strongest casts of the year, headed up by Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, and Slaine.
Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) is directing from his own script, having adapted the original novel, Cogan’s Trade, by George V. Higgins.
Killing Them Softly will be released in the US this Friday, 30th November, and will be coming to the UK once more on DVD/Blu-ray in February 2013. If you’re reading this in the US and are planning to a trip to the cinema this weekend, this is definitely looking like a strong choice you won’t regret. Enjoy.