Ray Liotta has joined the cast of the upcoming crime thriller Cogan's Trade from director Andrew Dominik. Yesterday we told you that Vincent Curatola joined the awesome cast which includes, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Javier Bardem, Sam Rockwell, Casey Affleck, Mark Ruffalo and Richard Jenkins in the adaptation of the 1974 George V. Higgins novel.
Pitt stars in the film as Jackie Cogan, "a professional enforcer who must investigate a heist that took place during a high-stakes poker game under protection of the mob." Liotta has signed on to play Mark "Markie" Trattman, the "unfortunate hustler who runs the game in a motel room and finds things only going downhill from there."
The Weinstein Co. and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producing the film that is scheduled to begin shooting in New Orleans later this month for an early 2012 release.
Ray Liotta was awesome in Goodfellas and I loved him in Observe and Report opposite Seth Rogen. This film is giving me the same vibe as The Sting with Robert Redford and Paul Newman did. This is definitely a movie that I am looking forward to seeing.
What are your thoughts?