Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly PremiereBack in Black: Brad Pitt Attends the Premiere of the Long Awaited 'Killing Them Softly'

Brad Pitt arrived at a low-key premiere for his upcoming movie Killing Them Softly at the SVA Theater in New York City on Monday evening (November 26, 2012). Wearing an understated ensemble of black jeans, black t-shirt and black leather jacket, the Hollywood star let his female co-stars and various others celebrities take the limelight on the red carpet.

It's been a pretty busy year for Pitt, who was a mainstay over the movie festival season, particularly at Cannes. Killing Them Softly went down well with critics in France, though the film seems to have taken an age to make it to the big screen. Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, an enforcer hired to restore order and three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Robbie Collin of The Telegraph said, "Killing Them Softly has the rigor and poise of the great American crime pictures of the 1970s." So far, Oscar talk has been limited, though Pitt won't have had time to get caught up in the awards' season speculation having spent the summer in London shooting World War Z. "I didn't know it was Thanksgiving until like midday. Until [the] afternoon.When you're overseas, they don't celebrate it in England," he told People magazine.

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Anyway, he managed to fit Monday evening's premiere into his schedule and seemed happy to pose with fans and chat with journalists. As mentioned, it was the girls who got the flashbulbs going, particularly singer Katherine Mcphee who turned up in skinny jeans, a leather jacket and a turquoise shirt buttoned to the top. Victoria's Secret model Doutzen Kroes opted for a more formal approach, donning a white trouser suit though looking equally stunning. 

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Katherine McPhee [L] Opted For A Casual Look, While Ray Liotta [R] Looked As Dapper As Ever

Pitt's co-stars James Gandolfini and screen veteran Ray Liotta were also in attendance, looking pretty snappy indeed!