McConaughey and Hirsch Set for Killer Joe

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Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch will star in Voltage Pictures’ black comedy Killer Joe, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film starts shooting on November 8 in and around New Orleans.

The script, by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts, 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.

William Friedkin will direct the movie. Scott Einbinder of ANA Media and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier are producing.