Killer Joe is a 2011 American film written by Tracy Letts and directed by William Friedkin.

The US distribution rights were acquired by Liddell Entertainment. LD Distribution, Liddell’s new theatrical distribution company headed by indie veteran David Dinerstein, are scheduled to release Killer Joe in July 2012.

The story concerns a tough but quiet killer who befriends a young man, who in turn wants his mother murdered, check out the trailer after the break:

Plot:

“When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple).

Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, Killer Joe Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.”

Killer Joe will hit theaters in the U.S. on July 27th, 2012.

 

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