By Ashleigh Schmitz
When we see a film boast a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins, you may not have to show us a trailer to get us in the theater. But when the trailer for “Killing Them Softly” looks like this, it’s only an added incentive.
Based on the George V. Higgins 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade,” the Andrew Dominik-directed film brings us a mobster movie to hold us over until “Gangster Squad” comes out in January. When two newbies with sawed-off shotguns and women’s tights on their heads interrupt a mob-protected poker game, the crime boss hires Pitt to find and kill them. Pitt’s style is to “kill ’em softly” according to the trailer, which means bringing in Gandolfini’s character to do the dirty work.
The fact that “Killing Them Softly” premiered at the Cannes earlier this year to a bevy of positive reviews only adds fuel to the fire. You don’t have to ask us twice if this movie makes our must list this fall.
“Killing Them Softly” hits theaters October 19. Until them, check out our Five Key Scenes.
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