Killing Them Softly International Trailer Continues To Sell Gritty Crime Flick
We should be hearing a lot more about Killing Them Softly then we currently are. The film bowed in Cannes to general praise. It marks Brad Pitt’s reunion with his Assassination of Jesse James director, Andrew Dominik. It boasts a brilliant cast of durable character actors, from Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini to the up-and-coming Scoot McNairy (Argo) and frequently interesting Ray Liotta. Finally, as the new international trailer suggests, it’s bad ass. So where’s the buzz? Watch the clip below:
Dominik seems to see that side of Pitt that directors like David Fincher and Guy Ritchie love to exploit, but that the tabloids avoid. For such a handsome dude, he’s grizzled and tough and domineering in ways you wouldn’t expect. And he’s rarely afraid to get down in the mud and play for the benefit of a well-oiled crime story. Killing Them Softly -- despite its atrocious title – looks like it can be that kind of movie.
But it has been flying under the radar leading up to its Nov. 30 release date in the States. Perhaps this trailer will kick start the film’s campaign, because the field’s about to get very crowded with Oscar contenders clogging up multiplexes and vying for audiences’ attentions. The Weinstein Company, which is distributing Softly, also has Silver Linings Playbook, This Must Be the Place, Quartet and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained on its plate before the year’s up. Let’s hope Softly doesn’t fall through the cracks, because it looks like Pitt and Dominik have created a tight, tough crime package here, and if you are into that sort of thing, Softly seems like it delivers.
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