There are plenty of seedy, detective stories that cross into the mob world, but there are far fewer that deal with the mob’s detective. Cogan’s Trade is exactly that, with Brad Pitt playing a man who makes his living doing groundwork for hitmen before getting wrapped up in an investigation of who snatched a ton of mob dough from a protected poker game. It’s a film from Andrew Dominik — following-up his stunning second film, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford — based on the early 70s crime novel from George V. Higgins.
And were “mob detective movie starring Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, and Vincent “Johnny Sack” Curatola wasn’t enough*, having the director of the most studiously beautiful film of 2007 (a year that also included No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and Children of Men, mind you) should more than seal this as one of any cinephile’s most anticipated of 2012. The Weinsteins were certainly excited about it.
So how about some still shots of some of these great actors in character?
Yes, I can do that for you.
We’re just getting a glimpse of the texture and mood of the film (which has actually had the phrase “comedic thriller” applied at points) but I’m loving it already. I can’t wait to see some shots of the other awesome cast members. There aren’t many movies coming out in 2012 that I wouldn’t strangle to death with my bare hands to see this just a little bit sooner, in fact…
Source | Film Stage
*assuming all of the reported cast-members from a year ago actually made it in front of cameras