Matthew McConaughey Stars In Critically Acclaimed Black Comedy Thriller Arriving On Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View December 21. Killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit man with the charm of a southern gentleman. Chris (Emile Hirsch) hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. Unable to pay for the service upfront Joe takes Chris’ sister Dottie (Juno Temple) as a retainer until he can be paid. Directed by William Friedkin.