Killing Them Softly is one of my most anticipated films of 2012, and this trailer does nothing to damper my enthusiasm. It looks good! My logic is if Richard Jenkins is starring in a supporting role, then the film can’t be anything less than awesome (see The Cabin in the Woods and Liberal Arts). How about that music? If the music throughout the film is anything like the trailer, then I am very excited. Nothing makes me happier than a film with a fantastic soundtrack.
Based on the George V. Higgins 1974 crime novel “Cogan’s Trade,” “Killing Them Softly” has been updated to modern times. As previously reported by Indiewire’s blog The Playlist, “Softly” actually begins with an excerpt from Barack Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention speech: “What is that American promise? It’s a promise that says each of us has the freedom to make of our own lives what we will, but that we also have obligations to treat each other with dignity and respect…
…Of course, beyond all the political allegory and undertones lies a gritty crime drama filled with grizzled character actors…”
Killing them Softly is directed by New Zealand-born Australian director and screen-writer Andrew Dominik. It stars Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, and James Gandolfini.
The film is set to be released in Australia & New Zealand on October 11 2012 and in the USA on October 19 2012.