"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: