Watch: William Friedkin's NC-17 Rated Thriller 'Killer Joe' First Trailer
During the SXSW Film Festival (check out all of our coverage here) there was quite some buzz surrounding Killer Joe, the Southern thriller from director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection) because of a certain scene involving some violence and fried chicken (the first poster took advantage of that fact). The story follows a young man (Emile Hirsch) in danger who turns to a shady hitman (Matthew McConaughey) to take out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. Now we have the first trailer for the film which has landed itself a rare NC-17 rating (it won't be edited for an R-rating). Watch!
Here's the first trailer for William Friedkin's Killer Joe found by The Playlist:
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 Chris (Emile Hirsch) is in hock to a drug lord, he needs money quick and stumbles on the scheme of hiring a hit man (Matthew McConaughey) to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy is supposed to go to his sister Dottie. The film premiered at SXSW 2012, and will hit theaters this summer on July 27th.