Killing Them Softly brad pitt jenkins1 Brad Pitt & Richard Jenkins Feature In New Killing Them Softly’ Clip

IGN has premiered this new clip from Andrew Dominik’s upcoming crime film ‘Killing Them Softly’ (originally titled ‘Cogan’s Trade’). Dominik is the man behind one of my favourite movies of the last decade, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.’ ‘Killing Them Softly’ re-teams Dominik with his Jesse James lead star Brad Pitt as a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game under protection of the mob. Other cast members include Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Bella Heathcote, Max Casella, Slaine, and Sam Shepard….pretty stellar!

‘Killing Them Softly’ tracks Jackie Cogan’s (Pitt) career in a gangland version of law and order. For Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob’s rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade – murder. Based on George V. Higgins 1974 national best-seller, Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman’s efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence. The film is set for release September 21st. Check out my interview with Brad Pitt for the film here.