Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch have boarded Voltage Pictures' black comedy Killer Joe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Friedkin is directing the film, with a script by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts.

Killer Joe centers on a brother (Emile Hirsch) and sister combo who plot the death of their mother for the insurance money and hire "Killer Joe" Cooper, a cop and contract killer (Matthew McConaughey) to do the deed.

Killer Joe starts production Nov. 8 in and around New Orleans.