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Worldview nabs ‘Killer Joe’

Black comedy stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch

Worldview Entertainment has come on to co-finance and exec produce black comedy “Killer Joe,” directed by William Friedkin.

“Joe” stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple. Tracy Letts penned the screenplay, adapting his own Off Broadway show about a family who hires a police detective-turned-hitman to kill their mother for her life insurance policy.

Shooting started in Louisiana on Nov. 8. Nicolas Chartier and Scott Einbinder are producing, with Voltage co-financing and handling sales.

Worldview’s a New York City-based motion picture investment and production company. “Our goal is to produce quality entertainment with a focus on profitability,” said CEO Christopher Woodrow.

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