Killer Joe (2012)
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Killer Joe (2012)

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
July 27, 2012
Studio
LD Entertainment
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Release Date
July 27, 2012
MPAA Rating
NC-17
Duration
103 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
LD Entertainment
Official Site
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Director
William Friedkin
Producer
Scott Einbinder, Nicolas Chartier
Screenwriter
Tracy Letts
Starring

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. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" is a garish, proactive black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.