Church has been cast alongside Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch for "Killer Joe," from director William Friedkin and based on the play of the same name from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts ("August: Osage County").
McConaughey will play the title role in the dark comedy, a cop hired by Hirsch to kill his mother.
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The film reunites Letts with director Friedkin, who previously collaborated in 2006 to bring Letts' play "Bug," about an Iraq War vet and a young woman holed up in a hotel room infested with bugs (starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon), to the big screen.
"Killer Joe" is scheduled to start shooting Nov. 8 in and around New Orleans, and again we must note with a touch of sadness that this project does not appear to be in any way associated with that ripping Jimmy Osmond tune of the same name.