When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he stumbles on the scheme of hiring a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie ( Juno Temple ). Chris hires Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe up front, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is a garish, sexy, 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.
Killer Joe Release Date
In Theaters July 27, 2012
Killer Joe Credits
Starring:Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon, and Juno Temple
Written By:Tracy Letts
Directed By:William Friedkin
Produced By:Vicki Cherkas, Molly Conners, Zev Foreman, Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno and Christopher Woodrow
By now you've probably noticed that it's Matthew McConaughey's world and we're just living in it. The actor once most famous for that time when he was playing bongos in the nude has staged a ferocious comeback this year, with Oscar buzz for his role in Magic Mike and a handful of other smaller films around that to prove just how much range he's got
Dec 18, 2012
Exclusive Killer Joe Blu-Ray Clip: William Friedkin On Learning To Be A Better Director
Matthew McConaughey's acting gig with Killer Joe didn’t do as well at the box office, likely due to an unfortunate NC-17 rating given by the MPAA. Now, Killer Joe is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on December 21, 2012. So, if you are looking for a violent comedy and thriller for the holidays, you need look no further.
Dec 12, 2012
Killer Joe: The Unrated Director's Cut Will Hit Blu-ray This Month
Colin Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed has been my festival favorite, by far. The open-hearted, snappy and sarcastic crowd-pleaser tells the off-beat story of three Seattle journalists investigating a loner (Mark Duplass) who takes out a classified ad seeking a partner for a time-travel mission. As the relationships unfold and the film’s strong emotional ties deepen, however, Safety become less about traveling through time and more about why individuals would choose to travel in the first place.
Mar 11, 2012
SXSW: Killer Joe Shocks, Safety Charms And Nature Calls
What do Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, a gun, and a bizarre tagline have in common? They are all featured on the poster for William Friedkin’s Killer Joe. Written by Tony Award-winning August Osage County playwright Tracy Letts
Sep 02, 2011
Matthew McConaughey Wields A Gun In Poster For Killer Joe
See Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes in Fernando Meirelles' 360, Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Polley's Take This Waltz, Jason Segel and Ed Helms in the Jay and Mark Duplass's Jeff Who Lives At Home, and many more
Jul 26, 2011
First Look At Michael Fassbender And Carey Mulligan In Shame, Plus Many More New Movie Images