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Killer Joe



When 22-year-old Chris is in hock to a drug lord, he needs money quick and stumbles on the scheme of hiring a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie. Chris has heard of Joe Cooper, a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules and takes Chris' attractive younger sister, Dottie as carnal collateral. A garish, Southwestern Gothic tale, Killer Joe is a shocking, sexy,
and violent black comedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Director(s): William Friedkin

Executive Producer(s): Vicki Cherkas, Molly Conners

Producer(s): Nicholas Chartier, Scott Einbinder

Screenwriter(s): Tracy Letts

Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel

Editor(s): Darrin Navarro

Production Designer: Franco-Giacomo Carbone

Sound Designer: Steve Boeddeker

Music: Tyler Bates

Principal Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church

Director Bio


For cinematic punch, it’s hard to equal the films of director William Friedkin, THE EXORCIST – Ten Academy Award nominations; THE FRENCH CONNECTION – Five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director; SORCERER; TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.; CRUISING; BUG. And now KILLER JOE starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch.


Distributor: LD Entertainment

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Catherine Sutherland
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