First Look: Brad Pitt in Adaptation of 'Cogan's Trade' Crime Thriller
by Ethan Anderton
May 8, 2011
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.
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?