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Darkly comic thriller to open film festival

posted 18 Apr 2012, 07:25 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 18 Apr 2012, 07:29 ]

Killer Joe, a comic thriller from the director of The Exorcist, has been announced as the Opening Gala film at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

Starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, the film will receive its UK premiere at the Festival Theatre with director William Friedkin and cast in attendance.

Killer Joe, which also features Juno Temple, Gina Gershon and Thomas Haden Church, is about a young drug dealer who hires a hitman to murder his own mother for her $50,000 life insurance policy.