One of the most beautiful films in the last decade was Andrew Dominik‘s 2007 western The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck and Sam Rockwell. Deadline confirms an earlier report by The Playlist that we may be seeing all three team with the director team again.
The project is Cogan’s Trade, “a comedic crime saga” in which Pitt will produce and star as 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.” Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, and Javier Bardem are all rumored to join the ensemble piece written by Dominik.
The director has his Naomi Watts-starring Marilyn Monroe pic Blonde in pre-production, and while Pitt has completed both Tree of Life and Moneyball, he has nothing lined up on the horizon. Aside from World War Z, Deadline also reports the actor has interest in the adaptation of 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.” With Dominik’s coaxing a career best from Pitt, I’d love to see him choose Cogan’s Trade.
What do you think of this project? Were you a fan of Jesse James?
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