Yes, "Killing Them Softly" wears a cynical and weary (in a good way) perspective on the social and political climate like a badge of honor and this new international poster brings those elements to the fore with Pitt brandishing a shotgun and an American flag waving while we get a peek at the supporting cast that includes James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ray Liotta. At any rate, it's much better than the U.S. version that dropped just last week. Played against the backdrop of the 2008 election and the economic crises, the film is an anti-thriller in the best way possible, also subverting expectations while going thematically deeper than you ever imagine a movie like this would. In fact the tagline: "In America You're On Your Own" pretty much says it all about where this movie is coming from.
Co-starring Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard and more, "Killing Them Softly" opens on October 19th. [Cinema Teaser]