Killing Them Softly

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The Weinstein Company and Inferno present a Plan B Entertainment Production in association with Annapurna Pictures and 1984 Private Defense Contractors of Killing Them Softly. The film is distributed domestically by The Weinstein Company, and Inferno is representing international sales.

Killing Them Softly is based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins. According to Garret Dillahunt, the film's first cut was 2.5 hours long.

Killing Them Softly is based on the 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins. According to Garret Dillahunt, the film’s first cut was 2.5 hours long.

Killing Them Softly is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Anthony Katagas produced the film, with Roger Schwartz, Matthew Budman, Will French, and Douglas Saylor Jr. serving as co-producers.

Director of photography Greig Fraser, and production and costume designer Patricia Norris led the creative behind-the-camera team. Casting for Killing Them Softly was handled by Francine Maisler, and Brian A. Kates, A.C.E., served as editor. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Marc Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.

Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. Killing Them Softly also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances.