Killer Joe Trailer

Matthew McConaughey goes against type to play a sinister hitman.

Posted 8th May 2012, 5:31pm in Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe, News
Killer Joe Trailer

William Friedkin’s upcoming Killer Joe has been picking up some intriguing buzz in recent months, with the black comedy gaining a reputation for being seriously dark. Matthew McConaughey certainly seems to be playing against type here, and we can't wait to see what The Exorcist director Friedkin has come up with.

Here’s the trailer, and the official synopsis.

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. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, “Killer Joe” is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.