Matthew McConaughey & Emile Hirsch's SXSW "Killer Joe" Premiere

Posted Sunday March 11, 2012 9:33 AM GMT

Bringing their movie to the Lone Star State, the stars of "Killer Joe" made an appearance at the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday night (March 10).

A cowboy hat wearing Matthew McConaughey shared a sweet smooch on the Paramount Theatre arrivals carpet with fiance Camila Alves before joining alongside co-stars Emile Hirsch and Gina Gershon ahead of the dramatic comedy's U.S. premiere.

As for the film, which is yet to have announced a release date, the William Friedkin directed work is about a young man who's life in danger thanks to a debt, which leads him to turn to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

Also starring Juno Temple and Thomas Haden Church, "Killer Joe" has been described as being "gritty and violent" by its cast members while having been slapped with an NC-17 rating as a result.

Enjoy the pictures from the "Killer Joe" premiere at the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival (March 10).

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