If this trailer is anything to go by, Exorcist and The French Connection director William Friedkin looks set to deliver another brutal offering with Killer Joe.

When small-time drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his entire stash stolen by his very own mother, he plans to dispatch of her and cash in on her $50,000 life insurance to repay his debts. On recommendation he approaches Detective Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), an enigmatic, dirty cop, who moonlights as a contract killer. Unable to get his usual upfront retainer, Joe sets his sight on Chris’ innocent sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as collateral for the job. But the simple agreement turns complicated when Dottie forms an unusual bond with Killer Joe and everything begins to unravel.

Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, “Killer Joe” is promised to be both controversial and a shockingly cool black comedy thriller.

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