Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Brad Pitt to Star in Film Adaptation of Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins

Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins
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The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog is reporting that Brad Pitt has signed on to play the role of mob enforcer Jackie Cogan in a film adaptation of Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins. Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which also starred Pitt) will write the screenplay and is expected to direct.

Originally published in 1974, the plot of Cogan's Trade tracks Jackie Cogan’s career in a gangland version of law and order. When the Mob’s rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade—murder. 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.


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