Release Date: 2012-07-27
Distributors: LD Distribution
Directors: William Friedkin
Film Genre(s): Comedy
SYNOPSISScripted by Tracy Letts, when 22 year old drug dealer Chris (Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he’s dead. Desperate, he turns to “Killer Joe” (McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother’s life insurance policy is worth $50,000. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris’ attractive younger sister, Dottie (Temple), who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in…if it ever does.
- The Hollywood Reporter reports that Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch will star in Voltage Pictures' black comedy Killer Joe - film shooting on November 8 in and around New Orleans - Scott Einbinder of ANA Media and Voltage's Nicolas Chartier are producing. - 2010-09-12
- Screen Daily reports that Liddell Entertainment paid up to $4m for the pic. - 2011-09-13