First Look: Brad Pitt in Adaptation of 'Cogan's Trade' Crime Thriller

May 8, 2011

Cogan's Trade

We've been hearing about an adaptation of Cogan's Trade since November of last year when it was rumored that The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik may re-team with Casey Affleck for the project. Then that same day it a reunion from that Western seemed even more likely with Brad Pitt boarding the project as the titular lead character Jackie Cogan. Sweetening the deal even more was another collaborator from that film, Sam Rockwell, decided to join the cast. Now we have our first look at Pitt in this crime thriller which just wrapped principal photography this past week.

Here's our first look at Cogan's Trade from Screen Daily (via The Playlist):

Cogan's Trade First Look

Cogan's Trade, based on George V. Higgins' crime novel of the same name, follows Jackie Cogan (Pitt), an enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game perpetrated by two junkies played by Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom). Andrew Dominik both writes and directs the film which also features Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos"), Ray Liotta (GoodFellas) and more. No official release date is set, but it's rumored that the film will hit theaters sometime in early 2012. Thoughts?

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  • Chazzy
    Looks freakin' sweet. Can't wait.
  • Xerxexx
    Awesome! Looks badass.
  • Guest
    Looks amazing!!! The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was very underrated here is hoping this is just as good.
  • Cody W.
    Really diggin the cast, I must say I do hope the pace is bit faster than Assassination of jesse james. It was a great movie but damn some parts I was fighting sleep.
    • Anonymous
      No shit, huh? That and There Will Be Blood bored the hell out of me...
    • Xerxexx
      I loved the pacing of Assassination of Jesse first I hated it, gave up on it and left my dad alone finish it, but after finally watching it I fell in love with it.
      • JL
        Truth. Both of those movies are kind of slow, but both are packed with information and character development, backed up with excellent acting all around. These days, I actually get more interested in the characters and what they're all about than the events they are involved in.
        • Xerxexx
          Same for me. There are so many golden moments it AoJJ, and There Will Blood, Character development is one of my favorite aspects of films.
  • Ryderup
    Looks like James from Metallica. But still badass!
  • Anonymous
    Oh so you sleep around with every tattooed, trailer trash and now your playing the "VICTIM" by tryin to make it sound like Sandra did you wrong???? YOUR A JOKE JAMES.... Sandra made the unfortunate decision to love you REGARDLESS of what eveyone else thght im sure and unlike your grotty self, wouldnt waste your time or hers if she hadnt loved you so why dont you crawl back into that slimy hole you came out of cos no one cares about you at all.... SANDRA WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE TOO GOOD FOR A GUTTER TRASH LOSER LIKE YOU
  • Ricky33162
    Looks more like Tyler Durden from FightClub, in Tyler we trust
  • Lebowski
    So psyched that Pitt and Andrew Dominick are keeping this thing going, they are a great fit. and sam rockwell is money
  • Super interested, could be cool like a Vaughn's Layer Cake or a lost opportunity like Ritchie's Revolver. Pitt for the most part has normally chosen great scripts and has been in some entertaining movies. Bottom-line: Pitt = More hits than misses. P.s. Cast looks great and to me The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was phenomenal work for Dominick.




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