Category: Killing Them Softly

Inferno, Producer of ‘Killing Them Softly,’ Files for Bankruptcy

Inferno International, an executive producer on the upcoming Brad Pitt drama “Killing Them Softly,” filed for bankruptcy protection last week in Los Angeles.

The company, which has also produced “The Kids Are All Right” and “Missing William,” cited a legal judgment related to the 2005 release of the Ryan Reynolds comedy “Just Friends” as the reason for the filing.

Inferno has been involved in litigation regarding financial losses associated with”Just Friends.” Inferno said it is appealing a ruling that left it on the hook for millions of dollars.

“The filings were necessary to protect the value of the companies and to restructure operations in those entities while the appeal can be decided,” Inferno said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal, which first broke the news.

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Killing Them Softly’s release date pushed further

The Weinstein Company is shuffling its awards-season deck, moving up Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-tinged religious drama “The Master” from Oct. 12 to Sept. 14 and pushing back Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly” to Oct. 19.

“The Master” will now open in limited release against Disney’s animated family pic “Finding Nemo 3D,” Screen Gems’ action horror sequel “Resident Evil: Retribution,” Summit’s teen drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and IFC Films’ collegiate dramedy “Liberal Arts.” Anderson’s film will then expand to additional cities beginning Sept. 21, the day “Killing Them Softly” was originally skedded to open.

Dominik’s pic, which has released a violent clip but not a trailer yet, will now open against Paramount’s supernatural sequel “Paranormal Activity 4,” Summit’s crime thriller “Alex Cross,” Paramount Vantage’s David Chase-directed drama “Not Fade Away” and IFC Films’ thriller “The Loneliest Planet.”

It’s worth noting that James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote star in both “Killing Them Softly” and “Not Fade Away.”

“Softly” stars Brad Pitt as a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. In addition to Gandolfini and Heathcote, the testosterone-heavy pic co-stars Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Garret Dillahunt.

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