First Look At Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's COGAN'S TRADE
With the first image of Brad Pitt in Andrew Dominik's upcoming adaptation of George V Higgins' Cogan's Trade now upon us the time for speculation has begun. Will Dominik's third film fall more in line with the meditative, arthouse qualities of The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford or with the raw brutality of his debut, Chopper? Or will Dominik go in a third direction altogether?
Bluntly, there's no way of knowing at this point but with a cast that features Pitt alongside James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn and Sam Shephard and a talent like Dominik at the helm the basic reality is I'm willing to go anywhere he cares to lead.
Here's how Amazon describes the novel:
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.
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