‘Killing Them Softly’ All Set To Hit Theaters Nov 30 (PHOTOS)

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    Supermodel Doutzen Kroes attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Actress Jennifer Carpenter attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Actress Bella Heathcote attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Singer and actress Katharine McPhee, Australian singer Sia Furler attend a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    German model Lena Gercke attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Cast member Vincent Curatola attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Cast member Scoot McNairy attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Actress Maggie Grace attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    The Weinstein Company's co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, actress Catherine Keener and Weinstein's wife actress Georgina Chapman attend a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Cast member Ben Mendelsohn attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Actor Patrick Stewart attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Cast member Ray Liotta attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Producer and cast member Brad Pitt attends a screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" in New York.
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    Handsome Brad Pitt strikes a pose for the shutterbugs. Now, do we need to say more?
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"Killing Them Softly" arrives in the U.S. Nov.30 as a galaxy of stars watched its premiere show at the SVA Theater in New York City Monday.

The film starring Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer is directed by Andrew Dominik, co-produced by Brad Pitt and is based on the 1974 novel “Cogan's Trade” by George V. Higgins.

Set in New Orleans, the film also features a host of other actors including Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard.

Speaking to “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli, Pitt explained how the deal for the film was hammered out in just half-an-hour, after writer/ director Andrew Dominik messaged him: “He texted me that he had a story idea. We sat down on the patio and laid it out in 30 minutes, He said, ‘You have to say yes… today.’”

Curiously, the film was released in the United Kingdom and India prior to its release in the United States, as the film crew was cautious enough not to enter into competition with film "The Master" and defer the original release date of Sept.21, 2012, by a few months to ensure a fair chance of success at the awards.

The movie received positive reviews when it premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Join the legion of stars, models and business honchos as they made it to the gala premiere Monday and posed for the shutterbugs.  Check out the pictures here:

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