Brad Pitt‘s Killing Them Softly will be making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow. We’ve already gotten a taste of the film in a clip involving Ray Liotta‘s character getting an unpleasant visit from Sam Shepard and rapper Slaine. Now, thanks to Moviefone, we’ve got a poster to go along. Check it out.
Killing Them Softly, formally known as Cogan’s Trade, is based on a novel by George V. Higgins. Pitt plays a professional enforcer named Jackie Cogan, who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game.
The cast also includes James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scott McNairy, Ben Medelsohn and Richard Jerkins. Killing Them Softly marks director Andrew Dominik‘s return after his 2007 film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, also starring Pitt.
The poster has a minimalist design, yet somehow still feels quite violent. The smudged background paired with a revolver pointed straight at the viewer and aviators covered with United States Flag decor work well. Check out the exclusive poster below:
This is a crime drama you’re not gonna wanna miss. The film opens September 21, 2012.
What do you think of the poster? Are you excited for Killing Them Softly?