Trailer Park: Brad Pitt in 'Killing Them Softly'
August 3rd, 2012
10:30 AM ET

Trailer Park: Brad Pitt in 'Killing Them Softly'

Brad Pitt's role in "Killing Them Softly" was a major talker at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and come October the rest of us will finally be able to see what all the fuss was about.

In the meantime, we can check out Pitt's chain-smoking, gun-toting pro enforcer Jackie Cogan in the new trailer.


"Killing Them Softly" once again pairs Pitt with writer/director Andrew Dominik, who wore the same hats with Pitt's 2007 film, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

In his latest project, Dominik adapts George V. Higgins' novel "Cogan's Trade," submerging viewers in the world of Pitt's Cogan, who's called upon to investigate a robbery during a mob-protected poker game.

But Pitt's really just one piece of the crime movie's puzzle: As film critic Tom Charity noted when he saw "Killing Them Softly" at Cannes, "the movie boasts a vivid gallery of lowlifes and hustlers, including James Gandolfini as a contract killer belly-flopping into a midlife crisis, Ben Mendelsohn as a lippy Australian junkie, and Ray Liotta as an ill-fated gambler."

Charity found the film to be "gripping, serious and atmospheric," and said that "Killing Them Softly" is "a crime movie that drug dealers, bankers and businessmen will understand equally well."

"Killing Them Softly" opens in the U.S. October 19. What do you think of the trailer?

Filed under: Brad Pitt • Cannes Film Festival 2012 • Celebrities • movies • Trailer Park

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  1. Mark Cano

    WOW, the trailer looks awesome. Haven’t found out the list for films in Flyway Film Festival yet but I’m eagerly waiting. Starts October 18-21!)

    September 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 15, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Strangewm

    Mierda is a strange first name isn't it?

    August 6, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. WreckingBall8

    Oh please. Brad is going to do well and there is nothing worry about...stop paying attention and listening to bad reviews.

    August 6, 2012 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. mariner 5

    Looks good, great storyline, has a dark gritty feel to it. Johnny Cash in the background, sounds like a song that god would sing when he knows there's going to be doing a bodycount. Way to go brad........

    August 6, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pitt

    can't wait to see it.. the best movie he's ever done was legends of the fall....just sayin!

    August 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TJ

    Tony Soprano and Henry Hill in a movie together.

    August 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pitt

    i love brad pitt--my next boyfriend has to be someone like him.

    August 5, 2012 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. all will get figured out...

    if brad ever left angelina he will never be able to meet other people

    August 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. police department meeting...

    we are getting the location and soon is thats completed i have a meeting with the police department

    August 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |

    someone is in my home computer



    August 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    You would think she would have heard it coming.

    August 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    having fun

    harassment charge whoever this is.

    August 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    August 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jack Clauss

    Brad pitt is overated.

    August 4, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Leon David Peris

    Travolta is our real hero.

    August 4, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. barbara

    I husband will be thrilled that there's a new "mob" movie out.

    August 4, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bradaholic

    His look explains why he's looked like a grease ball for the past few months. Gotta love Brad. I'm sure I'll love this flick.

    August 4, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. GaPeach

    Forgot to say....great casting!! Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini!!!

    August 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. GaPeach

    Can't wait to see it! I love Brad...............and Angelina!!!

    August 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kellygreenblog

    "i live in america and in america you're on your own" lol. this looks like every awful crime movie cliche in the book.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Shanaynay

    I love his beard – Angie Jolie is awesome.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Puppy123

    i gotta see this one.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. Eileen Golestani

    I like Brad, however, I am not sure how I feel about him in this movie roll. My first reaction was not too good. Love Ray Liotta, and James of course perfect for the roll.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • jenna

      hey C'mon Eileen..we're not taking Brad Pitt to's not "roll", like bread, a dinner's "role", as in his role in this movie..brush up on your grammar and get it right.

      August 5, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean@jenna

      L M A O! Too funny!

      August 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. yosh

    Brad Pitt and Gandolfini reunited, they had a great scene together in True Romance.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. Brad

    just looked at the pic again: .diamond pinky wring, machine gun, leather! hot stuff! LOL

    August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  24. Brad

    looking good for a 48 year old.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |

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