Here's your first look at Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan holding a shotgun in the film Cogan's Trade. The movie is being directed by Andrew Dominik, and it's an adaptation of the novel by George V. Higgins.
The story follows a "mob enforcer (Pitt) trying to track down the thieves who ripped off a high stakes card game. The film also stars Scoot McNairy (Monsters) and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom) as two junkies. Ray Liotta plays the hustler running the poker game, Richard Jenkins plays a lawyer with inside information, James Gandolfini plays a washed up alcholic hit man, Vincent Curatola plays a middle-aged prison releasee seeking revenge.
I'm really excited for this movie, mostly because I'm a fan Dominik's work. The guy makes great films, which includesChopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. If you haven't seen either or both of these films yet, check them out.