Killer Joe
Movie Details

Killer Joe

August 10, 2012 | 1h 44m

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director

William Friedkin

Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Marc Macaulay, Gralen Banks, Carol Sutton, Danny Epper, Jeff Galpin, Scott A Martin, Gregory C. Bachaud, Charley Vance

Producer

Nicolas Chartier, Scott Einbinder, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Vicki Cherkas, Zev Foreman, Roman Viaris de Lesegno, Patrick Newall, Jamin O'Brien, Laurence Freed, Doreen Wilcox-Little, Eli Selden

Writer

Tracy Letts

Synopsis

When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. A modern-day, twisted fairy tale, 'Killer Joe' Cooper is the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection)

Awards

  • Gina Gershon Winner for the 2012 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Performance, Female
  • Matthew McConaughey Nominee for the 2013 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

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