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Brad Pitt, Kanye West Slay the Crowd at 'Killing Them Softly' Screening

By Lisa Marsh | November 27, 2012 8:22am

CHELSEA — Brad Pitt knows how to knock 'em dead.

A screening of the new crime flick "Killing Them Softly" drew legions of tough guys to the School of Visual Arts Theatre in Chelsea Monday night, including stars Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola and Slaine.

Also turning out for the film and its after-party at nightclub No. 8 were Kanye West, "Boardwalk Empire" stars Steve Buscemi and Michael Shannon, Patrick Stewart, Katharine McPhee, Rose Byrne, Taraji P. Henson, Josh Lucas, Archie Panjabi, Chris Noth and more.

The film features Pitt as a fixer who must restore order to a criminal economy after three not-so-wiseguys knock off a mob-protected card game.

The film opens in theaters on Friday

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