Killing Them Softly was originally titled Cogan’s Trade which is the same name of the novel by George V. Higgins that it is based on. The film deals with hit men and criminals. The plot and the characters are just a tad confusing in the trailer, but at least you will know the general gist of what is supposed to be happening. The cast includes Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, and Sam Shepard. Andrew Dominik wrote and directed the film.
“Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard among others.”
Killing Them Softly is in theatres October 19, 2012.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
by Sarah Ksiazek