Voltage takes on ‘Killer Joe’

Black comedy stars McConaughey, Hirsch

Voltage Pictures is financing and producing the black comedy “Killer Joe” with Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch starring and William Friedkin directing.

“Killer Joe” has been adapted by Tracy Letts (“August: Osage County”) from his play. Shooting’s set to start Nov. 8 in and around New Orleans.

“Killer” is being produced by Scott Einbinder of ANA Media and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier.

Voltage has started foreign sales at the Toronto Film Festival.

Story centers on a drug dealer, portrayed by Hirsch, who turns to “Killer Joe,” played by McConaughey, to repay money stolen after his mother steals his stash.

Voltage, which produced “The Hurt Locker,” is repping two other pics at Toronto — “The Whistleblower” and “Faces in the Crowd.”

McConaughey’s represented by CAA and Hirsch is repped by WME and The Collective.

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