(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
With the release of the first trailer for Oscar-winning director William Friedkin’s latest film, Killer Joe, earlier this month, we now also have the film’s first poster.
With Friedki reuniting with Bug writer Tracy Letts, who has adapted the script from his own play, the film stars Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch.
After receiving brilliant reviews at the Venice Film Festival where it had its world premiere last year, this Western / crime drama / black comedy looks set to be another great role for McConaughey to do well from.
The film follows 22-year-old Chris (Hirsch) who finds himself in debt to a drug lord. When he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, Chris finds Joe Cooper (McConaughey), a Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer, but when Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Chris’ sister (Juno Temple) as collateral for the job. However, the contract killer and his hostage begin to develop an unusual bond.
Also starring Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon, the film is set to be released on 29th June. The poster, as well, looks pretty great.