Friday, January 7, 2011

Sam Rockwell Joins Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

Sam Rockwell is joining Brad Pitt on writer/director Andrew Dominik's comedic crime story 'Cogan's Trade,' all three previously worked together on 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' with Casey Affleck still rumored to be joining the film.

The film focuses on a hit man's point person, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who becomes involved in investigating a heist against the mob.

The film is based on the George V. Higgins novel, which is described as:
Crackling dialogue, mordant humor, and unremitting tension drive the suspenseful stakes of the game higher in Boston's precarious underworld of small-time mobsters, crooked lawyers, and political gofers as George V. Higgins, the writer who boiled crime fiction harder, tracks Jackie Cogan's career in a gangland version of law and order. For Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob's rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade—murder. In the gritty, tough-talking pages of Higgins's 1974 national best-seller, Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman's efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence.