Brad Pitt generally plays the good guy, the hero, the alpha male. So when he gets a chance to spread his acting chops and play something different you can expect an enthusiastic, quality performance. Killing Them Softly looks to provide Pitt with just that kind of juicy role.
For those of you who are unaware of what Killing Them Softly is, take a look at this synopsis to give you some context before the clips:
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, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta… KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik, and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade”.
The movie has pedigree, and a formidable cast so it has always been on our radar. Now we have these clips to add to that stew of anticipation, go ahead and add yet another film onto the heap of worthwhile films coming soon from worthwhile creatives.
Check out the two new clips after the jump.
It looks like Jenkins and Pitt have a great report together, we are very excited about this one.