Opening all on its own on November 30, I really hope Killing Them Softly can somehow make a name for itself despite the fact it hits theaters only nine days after Life of Pi, Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians and Silver Linings Playbook. Having a weekend all to yourself is one thing, but following an all-demographic encompassing line-up like that with a film that takes a close look at America, only eights days after Thanksgiving is going to be a tough task.
Today the Weinstein Co. continued its efforts to spread the word regarding the film’s release with three new Mondo posters (via HuffPo), one of which attempts to give greater insight into the film’s title, and if you think about it for a second you may begin to see the metaphor the film is selling. If not, I’d rather not say anymore and let you find out in theaters on your own or you can get a little more from my “A” review of the film out of Cannes earlier this year right here.
Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, Sam Shepard and Bella Heathcote among others.