Smell of Popcorn

film reviews & musings by Max Lalanne


First teaser poster for Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly!

Posted by Max Lalanne on May 21, 2012

Here’s the first teaser poster [via Moviefone] for Killing them Softly, which is premiering in competition over at sunny – no sorry, make that rainy – Cannes sometime this week. Appreciate that at least an effort was made to create some non-generic and interesting artwork. If you step back it looks like some sort of a Israeli gas mask, actually.

White border’s an addition of mine.

When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan [Brad Pitt], to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way – an aging, drunken hit man, some bumbling local gangsters, and the ladies’ man who ran the ill-fated game.

Now which one’s more interesting, the teaser poster or the movie synopsis (stolen from the official Cannes film page) itself? I’ll choose the poster for now, thanks.


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