Brad Pitt and Australian director Andrew Dominik have teamed up for “Killing Them Softly,” a New Orleans-set crime film that was up for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It’s the second time the two have worked together, the previous being 2007’s “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” which may have tested viewers patience but was also one of the decades most gorgeous films. Things are a lot different in this film, with the story taking place nearly a century later in the 1970s. Pitt plays an enforcer tasked with dealing with a pair of two-bit crooks who knock off the wrong poker game. No guarantees or anything, but one gets the feeling he won’t turn out to be as bad as he seems at the beginning of the film. Besides Pitt, the film also stars Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta. Based on Dominik’s past work, the cast, and the film’s fitting grimey aesthetic, this looks like it could be a film to watch out for when it comes out this October.