First Trailer for Andrew Dominik’s KILLING THEM SOFTLY Starring Brad Pitt

     August 1, 2012


The first trailer for Killing Them Softly has been released.  Directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James), the film stars Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer hired to restore order following the robbery of a mob-protected card game.  We knew going in that Dominik was unlikely to make a straightforward crime pic, and this trailer promises something special.  There’s some great humor, strange characters, and a wonderful backing track provided by the one and only Johnny Cash.  We even get a shade of those political undertones that were singled out when the film premiered to a wildly positive response at the Cannes Film Festival.  As a big fan of Jesse James this one was already high on my list of anticipated films, but seeing Pitt, Richard JenkinsRay Liotta and co. in action I can already tell it’s gonna be an excruciating next few months waiting for this to hit theaters.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and Vincent CuratolaKilling Them Softly opens on October 19th.

Trailer via Huffington Post.

killing-them-softly-posterHere’s the official synopsis for Killing Them Softly:

Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Anthony Katagas produced the film, with Roger Schwartz, Matthew Budman, Will French, and Douglas Saylor Jr. serving as co-producers. Director of photography Greig Fraser, and production and costume designer Patricia Norris led the creative behind-the-camera team. Casting for KILLING THEM SOFTLY was handled by Francine Maisler, and Brian A. Kates, A.C.E., served as editor. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Marc Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.



  • The Back

    That’ll work.

  • wacko3205

    What is the deal with Pitt?

    The man’s film lore ages like fine wine…not that I really like wine with cheese & stuff like that…but you get what I’m saying…right?

    Inglorious Basterds, Jessee James, Benjamin Button, Tree of Life, & Moneyball were all fantastic.

    That said…Seven & Fight Club still stick out as his GOAT’s for me.

  • Ray


  • Leonardo

    It reminds me of his first film Chopper, this looks like it’s gonna be awesome.

  • Al Beef

    Pretty solid trailer. Has my interest.

  • Roland Deschain

    Awesome. Pitt looks fantastic as usual. Been looking forward to this one for a while.

  • lisa simpson

    wonderful. cool looking violence. just what we need right now in this country

  • Christian

    are the finally releasing this? I feel like it’s been done for a while now

  • terry

    This flick looks great, cinematography wise but it seems aim less.Lots of well known stars. And I love the way they punked Ray Liotta in the house. We’ll see.
    It’ll be straight to video IMHO.

  • Mr. Taco

    damnit pitt! You’ve done it again, just take my money already will ya?!

  • killerkool90

    He is a NZ born Australian director. REPRESENT!

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  • dudeabides

    goddamn this brad pitt is one cool mofo. he’s like a steve mcqueen over here. didnt think dominik could follow up jesse james with something this good.

  • dudeabides

    goddamn this brad pitt is one cool mofo. he\’s like a steve mcqueen over here. didnt think dominik could follow up jesse james with something this good.

  • dudeabides

    goddamn this brad pitt is one cool mofo. he\\\’s like a steve mcqueen over here. didnt think dominik could follow up jesse james with something this good.

  • Scotty

    haha It just goes up like a bon fire!

  • The Dude

    Can’t wait to see Gandolfini get back to doing what he does best…like a boss.

  • Will

    I saw this a couple months ago, its really good.

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  • P J Italiano

    Brad Pitt is still super-fine. That gorgeous rascal knows how to make a film. Everyone I know loves Brad Pitt. Beautiful Brad is Beautiful Brad. I watch all of his movies just to behold his, “too beautiful to behold face and physical beauty.” Remeber, “Legends of the Fall.” I sure hope I can meet him one day, take a photo with him and have him autograph it.

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