Emile Hirsch and Matthew McConaughey have a very strange relationship in this upcoming release, Killer Joe. McConaughey is Killer Joe Cooper and Hirsch is Chris Smith, a man who hires Joe to kill his mother. As if murdering your mother wasn’t bad enough, what’s worse is that it’s all gone about in a very professional manner. In this clip we see hitman Killer Joe staking his claim on how much he will be paid, when, and how; after which a small dispute breaks out until something catches Joe’s eye that he’ll take as a resolution to the argument. We catch a quick glimpse of the hottie Dottie, played by Juno Temple (who you may know from Atonement), dancing in the street. I’m pretty excited to see how this shapes out, and I’ll for sure be spreading the word.
Killer Joe is directed by William Friedkin, the same man who brought us the scariest movie in the world with 1973′s The Exorcist, so I’m sure we can expect some high anxiety situations. And with the tagline, “A totally twisted deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story,” what’s there not to be intrigued by? The film was originally released at the 68th Venice International Film Festival then made its way to the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Friedkin promises this to be a very different movie than what has been being produced in Hollywood recently. He even compares it to a fairy tale in a weird twisted way, using Cinderella as his main example. It will be very interesting to see how a thriller red-neck fairy tale will play out.
Something so long awaited must be good, especially after fighting off some questionable feedback about the film rating. Killer Joe will remain rated R and will not change release dates. The thing I’m most excited about is McConaughey speaking in his native accent, hello southern Texas drawl. Check it out for yourself:
‘Killer Joe’ Clip
I don’t know about you, but this clip grabbed my attention and I can’t wait for it’s release on July 27 of this year.
What do you think of the clip? Are you excited to see more or would you rather skip the murderous fairy tale?