Saturday, December 1, 2012

Last chance to see Brad Pitt before the end of the world.

Well, the last chance if that whole Mayan Calendar thing holds any water. Otherwise, at least according to and the 30 or so projects they say Pitt has in his production pipeline, the guy's going to be around for awhile.

Mayan apocalypse notwithstanding, there's no need to worry as Pitt's last release of 2012 is our weekend pick for a chance to get out and see great performances and a great story.

Killing Them Softly, an adaptation of a novel by George V. Higgins, is set in New Orleans. A town Brad Pitt has taken into his heart since Hurricane Katrina ravaged its parishes and its people. In addition to personally jumping into the long rebuilding process, Pitt has also made a point of bringing work to the area through his film projects. In this case, the locations he loves are a perfectly suited cinematic canvas.

The man knows movie producing as well as he knows acting. As a co-Producer he's helped to assemble some of my favorite actors in this ensemble cast. James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, and Richard Jenkins all provide loads of personality and talent to their roles.

Killing them Softly, directed and written by Andrew Dominik (who also wrote and directed 2007's masterful The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ) opened on Friday and is in wide release this weekend.

Here's the feature trailer curtesy of The Weinstein Company.

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