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PLEASE NOTE: The film KILLER JOE is rated NC-17 for “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality” – it will be a difficult film to watch at times for some, but for those willing to give it a chance, it is certainly a one-of-a-kind WILD ride that people will be talking about for months!
When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch, Taking Woodstock) 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, Atonement) who lives with his dad (Thomas Haden Church, Sideways) and Stepmom (Gina Gershon, Bound). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike, in the best role of his career), 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 (Bug), KILLER JOE is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) that had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Trailer: KILLER JOE CLIP - DO NOT WATCH THE TRAILER, IT HAS TOO MANY SPOILERS
Runtime: 1hr 43mins
Release Date: Unknown