Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch to Star in William Friedkin’s KILLER JOE

     September 12, 2010

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Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch have signed on to star in William Friedkin’s black comedy Killer Joe.  According to THR, the story “centers on a brother (Hirsch) and sister combo who plot the death of their mother for the insurance money and hire “Killer Joe” Cooper, a cop and contract killer (McConaughey) to do the deed.”  I will only like this movie if, after accepting the contract, Killer Joe says, “Alright, alright…”

Filming is set to begin in November in New Orleans.  It will be Friekin’s first feature film since 2006’s Bug.  McConaughey will next be seen in the legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer and he recently signed on to the drama The Headhunter’s Calling.  Hirsch recently wrapped filming on the 3D sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour.

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