In Killing Them Softly, you need to watch your back

A fantastically put-together trailer showcases writer/director Andrew Dominik’s dark, new film KILLING THEM SOFTLY.

Following what I think is his career-best performance in Bennett Miller’s Moneyball, Brad Pitt shows us a darker side with his portrayal of enforcer Jackie Cogan in the searing new thriller KILLING THEM SOFTLY.

He’s the dynamic centre of this Mob drama which sees him reuniting with Andrew Dominik, the writer/director of 2007’s brilliant The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. KILLING THEM SOFTLY looks like another smartly written, visual feast of a movie from this beautifully constructed trailer.

What’s more, the supporting ensemble is full of amazing actors – there’s Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, and James Gandolfini filling out the cast. But alongside those big names, it’s two performances by relative newcomers that could have everyone talking because Scoot McNairy who made a real impression in writer/director Gareth Edwards’ 2010 sci-fi adventure Monsters and Ben Mendelsohn, likewise in writer/director David Michod’s 2010’s crime drama Animal Kingdom are both absolutely superb as a couple of rather inept criminals. And if that isn’t enough, it’s all underscored by a terrific Johnny Cash song.

“There’s a man… going round… taking names. And he decides who to free and who to blame.”

Take a look…