For years, we have been waiting for director Andrew Dominik’s follow up to his 2007 movie The Assassination of Jesse James and it looks like the wait is about to be over. We have a new clip from his upcoming crime drama Killing Them Softly (via IGN) and star Brad Pitt explains exactly what the title of the film is all about.
The film centers on a mob enforcer (Pitt) who is hired to hunt down three low-level criminals who robbed a mob-protected poker game. The movie made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago and stunned its audience with a killer ending and a pervasive underlying message about the state of our dysfunctional society.
Watch the clip after the jump. Killing Them Softly opens on September 21st.
Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.”