New Still Images from Cogan's Trade Starring Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta
Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan
The first image of Brad Pitt as mob enforcer Jackie Cogan from the upcoming crime movie Cogan's Trade was released last May, but new details have been scarce about the movie until now.
Several new photos have been released for the movie, which follows Cogan as he investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. Besides several new photos of Pitt, the latest photos also reveal Ray Liotta as the mobster that runs the poker game, Richard Jenkins as a lawyer, and James Gandolfini as an alcoholic hitman.
When The Weinstein Company grabbed the distribution rights for Cogan's Trade over a year ago, Cogan's Trade was expected sometime in the first quarter of 2012, but, much to our chagrin, a release date has yet to be scheduled. Perhaps with the onslaught of buzz-inducing images, we'll finally find out when Cogan's Trade will get in front of audiences.
Based on the 1974 book by the late author George V. Higgins, Cogan's Trade was adapted and directed by Andrew Dominik, who previously directed Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The 2007 Western was a box office bomb, but was critically revered and, while Pitt recently told Deadline that the movie is one of his "all-time favorites", he admitted that it might be the reason why Warner Bros. wasn't a suitor for the distribution rights.
Cogan’s Trade is pretty strong, it’s unconventional as well. Jesse is one of my all-time favorites I must say. I think (Warner Bros.) is a little ashamed by that one because financially it didn’t do too well for them [$15 million worldwide box office]. I don’t know what it’s done in the long run though, but I think that is a film that just gets better and better.
While The Weinstein Company likely hopes that Cogan's Trade "gets better and better" after it is released, the studio is also hoping that they can find a profitable release date as well. As film festival season heats up, we'll expect more news about Cogan's Trade.