'Killing Them Softly' with Brad Pitt Gets a Very Slick Minimalist Poster

May 21, 2012
Source: Moviefone

Killing Them Softly

We've already gotten a first look at the adaptation of Cogan's Trade from director Andrew Dominik, which is a bit of a reunion for the collaborators from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as it stars Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck and Sam Rockwell. Now the film is going by the title Killing Them Softly (Dominik said "Cogan's Trade kind of sounds like a Clint Eastwood title to me from 1972."), and a slick new poster straight out of the Cannes Film Festival (see all of Alex's coverage right here) has shown up.  It doesn't need any star power to help, and the minimalist poster isn't even in color. Look!

Here's the first poster for Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly from Moviefone:

Killing Them Softly - Cannes Poster

Killing Them Softly, based on George V. Higgins' crime novel Cogan's Trade, follows Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), an enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game perpetrated by two junkies played by Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom). Andrew Dominik both writes and directs the film which also features Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos"), Ray Liotta (GoodFellas) and more. The film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival this month, and will hit theaters on September 21st later this fall. Interested?

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1 it. Simply love it.

Xerxexx on May 21, 2012


^^ what he said.

Phillip Gockel on May 21, 2012


Dude thanks! I am now a trillionaire!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel Vu Tran on May 21, 2012


I love it too. But it's too classy for the USA. When this opens here in the fall, Brad Pitt's floating head will be our poster.

Evan Morris on May 21, 2012


Amazing. I'm a total sucker for minimalist style artwork. Looks really neat and badass at the same time. I still have to get used to the new title, though. I'm still so set on Cogan's Trade that I first thought this was about another Brad Pitt movie. I'm old and don't deal well with change, ok!?!

SuicidalOptimist on May 21, 2012


Another Ultimate My argument with Andrew Dominique : Make 1 directing cinematic movie every year at least dude!! Where are you?!!!! I need you Cinema need you

Ehsan Davodi on May 21, 2012


 Andrew Dominik is one of the most talented modern directors. Hands down.

Chjapa on May 21, 2012


i cant wait to see this i love brad pitt and i've watch evey single movie of brad so i would totally watch this one!!!

diana fuentes on May 22, 2012


This movie will kick ass!

TerryCraig on May 23, 2012

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