Brad Pitt shoots to kill in the new promotional poster for the upcoming film Killing Them Softly, set to hit theaters Oct. 19.

The film won rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival and The Weinstein Company will, no doubt, heavily promote the film for it's fall opening.

Killing Them Softly opens with President Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech and goes on to get quite dark, leading some critics to interpret it a hyper-critical reflection on the current administration. Meanwhile, Brad Pitt has been quoted as calling it "a real expression of hope."

The movie is based on a 1974 noel in which a rogue law enforcer, Jackie Cogan [Pitt] takes it upon himself to kill small-time crooks in Boston.