You may have received word that Brad Pitt's upcoming vehicle Killing Them Softly was recently bumped from a September 21st release to October 19th. Meanwhile an equally attractive film, from the same studio, P.T. Anderson's The Master was moved to the front of the line in place of the mob drama. This would be a total buzzkill, if I wasn't jazzed to see both movies ASAP.
The Master preview/clips garnered some positive attention here already, and now the first trailer for Killing Me Softly is destined to do the same. This trailer does a superb job of introducing us to the game and main players right off the bat, as a high-stakes poker game hosted by wise guys gets robbed and a no-nonsense mob enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt) is called upon to hunt down the thieves.
The movie marks the return of writer/director Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and manages to put four of my favorite actors together in the film: Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta and the godfather himself James Gandolifini. Throw in Pitt as a tough guy, cleaner taking out the trash so to speak, and you'll have yourself one memorable trip to the theater on October 19th.