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Trailer Watch: Don't Mess with McConaughey in Deep Fried Texas Redneck Thriller 'Killer Joe'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 8, 2012 at 3:32PM

Matthew McConaughey is a dirty, twisted cop in "Killer Joe," from director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist") and screenwriter Tracy Letts ("Bug," also directed by Friedkin).
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Matthew McConaughey is a dirty, twisted cop in "Killer Joe," from director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist") and screenwriter Tracy Letts ("Bug," also directed by Friedkin).

McConaughey, who has been pursuing meaty indie roles of late, is joined by Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple and Thomas Haden Church in this "totally twisted deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story." Take a bite with the trailer below. LD Entertainment releases "Killer Joe" July 27.  It's 89% Fresh, with McConaughey earning nothing but praise. The film debuted at Venice 2011, where Friedkin won the Golden Mouse, followed by Toronto and SXSW.

This article is related to: Trailers, Killer Joe, Matthew McConaughey, William Friedkin, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.