The first trailer  for Killing Them Softly, is based on Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins (RH/Knopf, 1974), has just been released. Brad Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a professional “enforcer” who prefers to kill his victims from a distance, so the they are unaware of what is happening. Pitt is joined by Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Sam Shepard and Richard Jenkins. This will be Pitt’s second film with director Andrew Dominik, who also directed The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

It was also announced that the release date has been changed to Oct 19. The movie tie-in is coming Sept. 25 (RH/Vintage Crime/Black Lizard).

The trailer doesn’t hint at the rich dialogue that Higgins is known for. As we noted earlier, Higgins has influenced many of today’s writers, among them Elmore Leonard who has said he often re-reads a portion of Higgins’ debut, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, before beginning his work day; “The book set me free. I saw, this was how you do it. I learned so much about dialogue and cadence from this book.’’

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Killing Them Softly – Trailer No. 1

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