Brad Pitt Joining 'Cogan's Trade' and Considers 'The Gray Man'

November 2, 2010
Source: Deadline

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Just earlier today, we found out that director Andrew Dominik was likely re-teaming with Casey Affleck for an adaptation of George V. Higgins crime novel Cogan's Trade. Not only do we have confirmation of the project, but apparently the film will be quite the reunion for fans of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Deadline reports Brad Pitt is in talks to star in and produce the story about Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game held under the protection of the mob. In addition, Brad Pitt has yet another role he's considering for a future project. Read on!

Apparently Pitt is also considering an adaptation of the Mark Greaney novel The Gray Man, a drama about a CIA operative-turned-hired-killer, is targeted for death by a team assigned to rescue him. A chase leads them across Europe and leads him to a daughter he didn't know he had. The script comes from freshman writer Adam Cozad, but a director isn't yet attached which gives Cogan's Trade, a film that Affleck previously said would shoot in January 2011 (though that may not be set in stone), a head start. The project is being independently financed by Inferno Entertainment so no studio greenlight is necessary. With all the high number of projects on Brad Pitt's future slate, it's unclear exactly what will be his next film, but surely many people are eagerly waiting to find out. What do you want to see Brad Pitt tackle next?

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  • kLO
    Sounds awesome. I hope Pitt gets him some Nazi scalps.
  • kLO
    I meant CIA scalps.
  • olnacl
    re "Gray Man"...."a daughter he never knew he had" is not in the book!! The charachter in that book goes through all kinds of hell and misery to rescue two kids who are not his own....which makes him even more heroic. Can't beleive they are going to mess that plot device and replace it with as hackneyed as the "daughter he never knew". As usual, the book will probably be better than the "Man on Fire" as a prime example.
  • Dylan
    While I am intrigued by movies Brad Pitt does, i hope for World War Z next!!!
  • "a drama about a CIA operative-turned-hired-killer, is targeted for death by a team assigned to rescue him." What? The team assigned to rescue him targets him for death? Bad break :(




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