KILLING THEM SOFTLY is an upcoming crime thriller 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.” The film premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and receiving positive early reviews.
It stars Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer hired to restore order following the robbery of a mob-protected card game. In addition to Pitt, the cast includes Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Ray Liotta (GoodFellas), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Vincent Curatola (The Sopranos), and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances.
- via IGN