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?