McConaughey and Hirsch Set for Killer Joe


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.