Matthew McCounaghey and Emile Hirsch on the Poster for 'Killer Joe'
With direction from William Friedkin, filmmaker behind flicks like The Exorcist and French Connection, and a cast that includes Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple and Thomas Haden Church, the forthcoming thriller Killer Joe could be a big hit when it hits the Toronto International Film Festival later this month (stay tuned for our coverage right here). Now the very first poster has has made its way online in the form of some ominous imagery featuring a western-looking McConaughey and a very concerned Hirsch. We'll likely have a review from TIFF later this month, but you can see the poster below!
Here's the first official poster for Killer Joe, courtesy of ComingSoon (click for larger version):
Killer Joe is directed by Oscar-winning director, William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection, Rules of Engagement, Bug) with a script by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, Tracy Letts, and marks their second collaboration after teaming up for the 2006 film Bug. 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. No theatrical release date has been set for the film yet.