Tom Cruise Looms Large in First Poster for JACK REACHER; Plus 6 Great New Posters for KILLING THEM SOFTLY

     October 4, 2012


Some new posters for two movie star-fronted upcoming films have landed online.  It’s Tom Cruise vs. Brad Pitt in this week’s poster showdown, and Pitt looks to be taking this one by a mile.  Briefly:

  • Jack Reacher – The first international poster for director Christopher McQuarrie’s adaptation of the popular Lee Child character features half of Tom Cruise’s face and not much else.  Cruise plays the eponymous ex-military investigator who’s tasked with tracking down a serial sniper.  The film opens on December 21st.
  • Killing Them Softly – Six absolutely great new posters for director Andrew Dominik’s (The Assassination of Jesse James) crime drama play up the film’s political undertones while capturing the essence of the ballsy, controversial films of the 1970s.  The pic opens on November 30th.

Hit the jump to check out all the posters.

Here’s the synopsis for Jack Reacher:

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Poster via Yahoo! UK


Here’s the synopsis for Killing Them Softly:

Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. KILLING THEM SOFTLY also features Richard Jenkins (THE VISITOR), James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”), Ray Liotta (NARC), Scoot McNairy (MONSTERS), Ben Mendelsohn (ANIMAL KINGDOM), and Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”). Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances. KILLING THEM SOFTLY is written for the screen and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and is based on the George V. Higgins novel, “Cogan’s Trade.” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, and Anthony Katagas produced the film, with Roger Schwartz, Matthew Budman, Will French, and Douglas Saylor Jr. serving as co-producers. Director of photography Greig Fraser, and production and costume designer Patricia Norris led the creative behind-the-camera team. Casting for KILLING THEM SOFTLY was handled by Francine Maisler, and Brian A. Kates, A.C.E., served as editor. Executive producers are Megan Ellison, Marc Butan, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna.

Posters via Fandango, Huffington Post, and Moviefone.  The last three were designed by the wonderful folks at Mondo.







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