This marks the second time William Friedkin and Tracy Letts have collaborated together, the first time being for the 2006 film, BUG (both films were adapted from Letts’ stage plays by the same name). BUG won the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

When 22 year old drug dealer Chris (Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he’s dead. Desperate, he turns to “Killer Joe” (McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother’s life insurance policy is worth $50,000. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris’ attractive younger sister, Dottie (Temple), who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in…if it ever does.

KILLER JOE is making its worldwide premiere at the Venice Film Festival before making its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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  • Gentle Benj

    Why, Friedkin, why? Why would you work with Stoned T-Rex? Why?

  • Gentle Benj

    Why, Friedkin, why? Why would you work with Stoned T-Rex? Why?

  • McConaughey has been really good in the past (see Frailty.) He just got himself into a mold that required no acting skills whatsoever, and he was more than happy to deliver on that. But hey, I never thought much of Ashley Judd until she blew me away in Bug, so I think Friedkin can do the same for him.

  • McConaughey has been really good in the past (see Frailty.) He just got himself into a mold that required no acting skills whatsoever, and he was more than happy to deliver on that. But hey, I never thought much of Ashley Judd until she blew me away in Bug, so I think Friedkin can do the same for him.

  • Rashad

    McConaughey is always good. People just hold the rom-coms against, even though he oozes charisma in all of them. Lincoln Lawyer was a great performance, and he blew away Bale in Reign of Fire

  • Rashad

    McConaughey is always good. People just hold the rom-coms against, even though he oozes charisma in all of them. Lincoln Lawyer was a great performance, and he blew away Bale in Reign of Fire

  • Joao Mattos

    McConaughey has some good moments and some terrible ones in the branch of the romantic comedies he did so often. Didn’t see his dramatic turn in “Lincoln’s Lawyer”, but in John Sayle’s masterpiece “The Lone Star” McConaughey is f… amazing

  • Joao Mattos

    McConaughey has some good moments and some terrible ones in the branch of the romantic comedies he did so often. Didn’t see his dramatic turn in “Lincoln’s Lawyer”, but in John Sayle’s masterpiece “The Lone Star” McConaughey is f… amazing

  • Gentle Benj

    He oozes all right.

  • Gentle Benj

    He oozes all right.

  • Sorry dot the dumb blonde comment but… I LOVE EMILE HIRSCH

  • Sorry dot the dumb blonde comment but… I LOVE EMILE HIRSCH

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