Formerly known as Coogan’s Trade, from the George V. Higgins novel it is based on, New Zealand born, Australian ex-pat Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly has debuted (via Moviefone) a stylish new poster. The poster is a provocative affair, its minimalism belying a world of violence beneath the surface.
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is an enforcer, and when the mob’s rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning “law and order” to the lawless Boston underworld
Killing Them Softly is released in Australia on 20 September 2012 from Hoyts, and in the US on September 21.
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