Killer Joe

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  • NC-17
When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy,... read more
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When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Hayden Church, and Gina Gershon.

Original Release

09/10/2011

US Release

07/27/2012

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Cast

Emile Hirsch Chris Smith
Matthew McConaughey Killer Joe Cooper / Det. Joe 'Killer Joe' Cooper
Gina Gershon Sharla Smith
Juno Temple Dottie Smith
Thomas Haden Church Ansel Smith
Marc Macaulay Digger Soames / 'Digger' Soames
Gralen Bryant Banks Pizza Patron
Carol Sutton Saleslady
Danny Epper G-Man
Jeff Galpin Biker Thug
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Friedkin

Writers

Tracy Letts

Cast

Emile Hirsch Chris Smith
Matthew McConaughey Killer Joe Cooper / Det. Joe 'Killer Joe' Cooper
Gina Gershon Sharla Smith
Juno Temple Dottie Smith
Thomas Haden Church Ansel Smith
Marc Macaulay Digger Soames / 'Digger' Soames
Gralen Bryant Banks Pizza Patron
Carol Sutton Saleslady
Danny Epper G-Man
Jeff Galpin Biker Thug
Scott A. Martin Pizza Manager
Gregory C. Bachaud Filpatrick
Charley Vance Preacher
Julia Adams Adele
Geraldine Glenn Pizza Patron
Sean O'Hara Rex
Blain Sanchez Prisoner
Tony Severio Pizza Patron
Lynette Zumo Waitress

Producers

Christopher Woodrow Executive Producer
Molly Conners Executive Producer
Zev Foreman Executive Producer
Vicki Cherkas Executive Producer
Laurence Freed Executive Producer
Jamin O'Brien Executive Producer
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno Executive Producer
Nicolas Chartier Producer
Scott Einbinder Producer
Patrick Newall Producer
Eli Selden Producer
Ryan Westheimer Producer
Doreen Wilcox Little Producer

Editors

Darrin Navarro

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