Matthew McConaughey inks black comedy

Emile Hirsch also starring in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe'

Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch are starring in Voltage Pictures' black comedy "Killer Joe."

William Friedkin is directing the picture, which will start shooting in Nov. 8 in and around New Orleans.

The script, by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts, centers on a brother (Hirsch) and sister combo who plot the death of their mother for the insurance money and hire "Killer Joe" Cooper, a cop and contract killer (McConaughey) to do the deed.

Producing are Scott Einbinder of ANA Media and Voltage's Nicolas Chartier.

Voltage, which is also financing, is handling foreign sales at TIFF.

McConaughey, repped by WME and Gus Gustawes, was last seen on the big screen in 2009's "Ghost of Girlfriends Past."

Hirsch, repped by WME and the Collective, recently wrapped sci-fi movie "The Darkest Hour" for Summit.
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