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
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
When 22-year-old Chris 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. Chris finds Joe Cooper, 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. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella.
- 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