"Killing Them Softly" is based on George V. Higgins' "Cogan’s Trade," a heist novel whose film adaptation has attracted quite a bit of heavy hittaz.
The film will be directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), produced by the Weinstein Company (everything), and will star Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, and James Gandolfini. The narrative certainly calls for solid Oscar bait, though will be interesting to see how this film fares among a fall that is well...stacked as f*ck.
That said, the trailer certainly looks promising. Personally I can't imagine Richard Jenkins in a world where he's not chiding Brennan and Dale, but maybe that's just me.
[H/T: Daily Wh.at]