The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for mob drama Killing Them Softly and it looks absolutely terrific. Andrew Dominik follow-up effort to the The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford stars Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer who is hired to hunt down three low-level criminals who robbed a mob-protected poker game.
If you’ve seen any of Dominik’s previous work, you will know to expect more dialogue and less gunplay and it’s certainly apparent in the preview. Featuring some caustic dark humor to the tune of Johnny Cash’s ”When The Man Comes Around,” the movie is said to have stunned its audience at the Cannes Film Festival with a killer ending and a pervasive underlying message about the state of our dysfunctional society.
Watch the trailer below (via The Huffington Post) and let us know what you think! Killing Them Softly opens on October 19th.