An adaptation of the George. V. Higgins‘ 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade, Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly has the look and feel of a low-key 1970s crime flick, the kind of film Don Siegel would have directed between Dirty Harry and Charley Verrick. Starring Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta, it looks like a callback to the noirish classicism of crime films that that existed before the epileptic releases of directors like Guy Richie, etc. Check out the trailer below.
In the film, Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer/ clean-up man who is charged with finding a pair of thugs who robbed Ray Liotta’s mob-run poker game—and at some point, Pitt joins forces with former Sopranos heavy James Gandolfini to find the pair of criminals. Dig it:
It’s nice to see Pitt teaming up with his former The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director, just as much as it’s kind of disorienting to see Gandolfini in a mob role once again. And while it’s a drag that Killing Them Softly has been pushed back by The Weinstein Company from September 21st to October 19th (so as not to compete with the studio’s early release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master), hey, it gives us something to look forward to, right?
What do you think of the trailer?
Source: Cinema Blend