Matthew McConaughey Oozes Menace In KILLER JOE Trailer
A rejuvenated Matthew McConaughey teaming up with celebrated director William Friedkin in an NC-17 hitman tale? Oh, yes please.
With McConaughey rediscovering the vibe that made him an interesting star in the first place and Friedkin seemingly out to prove that he never lost any of his edge at all, Killer Joe has been winning raves on the festival circuit and this first trailer looks simply stellar. Take a look below.When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.
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