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‘Monsters’ and ‘Animal Kingdom’ Stars Land ‘Cogan’s Trade’ Roles

Posted by , on February 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm 

My most anticipated film of 2012 just got more promising. After the impressive In Search of a Midnight Kiss and even more impressive Monsters, actor Scoot McNairy is finally getting recognition. While those low-budget efforts features relatively unknown directors and actors, Variety is reporting Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James, Chopper) has grabbed him for his upcoming heist film Cogan’s Trade.

Joining him will be another break-out star of 2010, Ben Mendelsohn. He played a terrifying subdued gangster in Animal Kingdom, which debuted at Sundance. The duo will “play two young junkies who perpetrate a heist that takes place during a high-stakes poker game held under the protection of the mob.”

This comes off yesterday’s news that Ray Liotta would be joining the cast, which already includes Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, James Gandolfini, Javier Bardem, Mark Ruffalo and Sam Rockwell.

McNairy isn’t stopping with Cogan’s Trade though. The actor is reportedly in contention to play Noomi Rapace‘s love interest in Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus as well as the character of Josh Speed in Timur Bekmambetov‘s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The Weinstein Company will release Cogan’s Trade in spring of 2012.

What do you think of these new cast additions?

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