A white-trash ensemble drama with a nasty comic bite,
Having already been adapted for the big screen in 2011 by director William Friedkin -- and starring
"Killer Joe," directed by Pam MacKinnon, hasn't set an opening date or cast. Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel previously worked with Letts and MacKinnon on the recent Broadway revival of
The Friedkin movie, which Letts adapted from his play, also starred Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon (wearing a merkin),
The play follows a young man who hires a contract killer to dispose of his mother so that he can collect the insurance.
Letts recently adapted his Tony-winning play "August: Osage County" for the highly anticipated movie version starring