The cast for Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of Cogan’s Trade is becoming even more impressive. The film already stars Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Sam Rockwell, rising star Bella Heathcote, and now the great Richard Jenkins has joined the picture. Pitt is set to play 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.” According to Variety, “Jenkins will play a lawyer who relays inside information about the card game.” Filming is set to begin later this month in New Orleans.
Jenkins will be seen later this year in Hall Pass, Friends with Benefits, and The Rum Diary. He’s also in talks to play a nun in the Farrelly Brothers’ adaptation of The Three Stooges. Hit the jump for a synopsis of Cogan’s Trade.
Here’s the synopsis for George Higgins’ Cogan’s Trade:
[Cogan's Trade] 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. [Amazon]