May 23, 2017

Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey head to New Orleans for ‘Killer Joe’

HollywoodNews.com: New Orleans continues to be a hotbed for filmmaking in the wake of “Green Lantern” with William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” set to shoot there.

The production, which was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, with “The Exorcist” vet in the director’s chair, will pair Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch.

“Killer Joe” is billed as a black comedy and will start lensing on November 8. Voltage Pictures is financing.

Hollywood Reporter describes the plot as follows:

The script, by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts, centers on a brother (Hirsch) and sister combo who plot the death of their mother for the insurance money and hire “Killer Joe” Cooper, a cop and contract killer (McConaughey) to do the deed.

Both Hirsch and McConaughey were last seen in theaters last summer, respectively starring in “Taking Woodstock” and the romantic comedy “Ghost of Girlfriends Past.” Hirsch recently finished the sci-fi film “The Darkest Hour” for Summit Entertainment.

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