Mike Fleming

TORONTO: The sexy part of the Toronto Film Festival is the acquisition deals and especially the unveiling of Oscar-caliber films. But pictures are also being put together. Among them: Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch will star in Killer Joe, a black comedy that William Friedkin is directing for Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures. Filming begins November 8th in New Orleans. Friedkin is teaming again with Tracy Letts (Bug) who’s scripting the pic based on his play about a Dallas detective who is also a hired killer. Chartier produces with Scott Einbinder of ANA Media. UPDATE: Another Toronto title being shopped is A Dead Man In Debford, a Little Film Co pic that stars Brighton Rock‘s Sam Riley and Ray Winstone.