Sam Rockwell and Brad Pitt are gearing up to reunite for the upcoming drama Cogan’s Trade. The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford co-stars will both appear in the mobster flick written and directed by Andrew Dominik, who also helmed Jesse James. Did you catch all that?

Cogan’s Trade is based on a novel by George V. Higgins. Here’s the official synopsis for the book below:

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.

We’re not sure what role Rockwell will play in the film, but whatever it is we’re game. He’s such a talented actor and he makes the most mundane films interesting to watch.

What do you think of Rockwell joining the cast of Cogan’s Trade? Who do you think he’ll play?

Source: Deadline