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Killer Joe

A young trailer-trash lowlife, Chris Smith, conspires with his father Ansel to have their mother and ex-wife, respectively, murdered, in order to collect the life insurance policy so Chris can repay gambling debts. When the hitman, Killer Joe, arrives, they're forced to play by his rules, which includes the submission of Chris' kid sister Dottie as sexual collateral. When a flub-up with the insurance twists the plan around, Killer Joe gives no mercy when it comes to collecting his end of the bargain. The screenplay is written by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize winning penman of "August: Osage County", and set to be directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection).