"Killing Them Softly" stars Brad Pitt as hitman Jackie Cogan who — you guessed it — likes to kill his victims softly.
The New Orleans-set crime-thriller, from director and screenwriter Andrew Dominik, follows Cogan in his investigation of a mob-protected poker game that went awry.
"Have you ever killed anyone?" Cogan asks. "They cry, they plea, they beg for their mothers. I like to kill them softly, from a distance."
Cogan may stay under the radar, but if the film's first trailer is any indication, bad-assery is still likely to follow suit.
"Killing Them Softly" hits theaters Oct. 19. In the meantime, check out the trailer: