From master filmmaker William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection), a Texan crime-thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as a hitman hired to kill his client's own mother for a life insurance windfall.
When Chris (Emile Hirsch, The Darkest Hour) has his stash stolen by his mother, he needs a way to pay the higher-ups $6,000 before they send him to an early grave. In both an act of revenge and desperation, he hires 'Killer Joe' (McConaughey), a full-time cop and recreational gun-for-hire, to put a bullet in his mother and claim the $50,000 insurance. However, Joe isn't cheap. Demanding a promise of payment, he forces Chris to put his sister Dottie (Juno Temple, The Three Musketeers), to whom Joe's taken a disturbing shine, up for collateral.