"They cry, they plead, they beg… It gets embarrassing. I like to kill 'em softly. From a distance."
Journey along with a reluctant hitman in this visceral, neo-noirish mystery thriller that doubles as an allegory about free-market economies. "America isn’t a country. America is a business." >> Posted 03.22.13 by BrentJS
"Have you ever killed anyone? They get touchy-feely."
For anyone that saw 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, it shouldn't be any surprise that Killing Them Softly, which reunites Jesse James writer-director Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt, is about more than just your average crime thriller.
Based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins, the Palme d'Or–nominated Killing Them Softly follows Pitt as mob point man Jackie Cogan, who is hired to investigate the heist of a mob-protected poker game. Co-starring James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta, the first trailer showed some of the humor that's filtered through the movie's hard-boiled characters, but in Interview (via The Playlist), Pitt revealed that Killing Them Softly is more than a tongue-in-cheek tale about hitmen and the mob.the toughest trailers
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When the Weinstein Company changed the name of writer-director Andrew Dominik's (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) latest movie from Cogan's Trade — the title of the 1974 crime novel by the late George V. Higgins on which the movie is based — shortly after announcing the movie's release date, we hoped that the change was made because of the violence the title implied rather than because the Weinsteins were fans of the R&B stylings of Roberta Flack.
Well, we have yet to see a trailer for the movie, so we can only guess about the soundtrack, but the first preview clip that was just released definitely brings the violence. While the star of the movie, Brad Pitt, who plays Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer investigating the robbery of a mob-protected high-stakes poker game, does not appear in the clip, we do get to see Ray Liotta get tossed through a window, out a door and over a balcony by two of his fellow hoods true Goodfellas fashion. watch the preview clip [MATURE LANGUAGE] >> Posted 05.13.12 by BrentJS
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. check out the photos >> Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan
A few "spy" pics of superstar Brad Pitt in costume on the set of director Andrew Dominik's latest movie, Cogan's Trade, leaked out just as the movie went into production in early March. Now, just as its been announced that the production has wrapped, the first official image of Pitt has been released.
Dominik, who directed Pitt in the critically acclaimed, but financially unsuccessful, 2007 Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, also wrote the screenplay for Cogan's Trade. The movie is based on the 1974 book of the same name by the late author George V. Higgins and centers around a mob enforcer (Pitt) who is tasked with investigating the robbery of a high-stakes poker game. Pitt is joined by his Jesse James co-star, Casey Affleck, as well as by an eclectic mix of actor's actors and tough-guy actors, including Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Shepard, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta. Cogan's Trade is tentatively slated to open March 3, 2012 Posted 05.08.11 by BrentJS
Production has just gotten underway on director Andrew Dominik's new movie, Cogan's Trade, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed, but unprofitable, Western, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and already the New Orleans set has been invaded by photographers eager to nab a few shots of the stars of the movie. Popular entertainment site JustJared was the first to snap pictures of hunky headliner Brad Pitt in costume as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer who is tasked with investigating the robbery of a high-stakes poker game.
Strangely, Pitt's movie costume looks virtually identical to the outfit he was seen wearing at LAX two weeks ago. Hopefully, Pitt hasn't gone all "Method" for the role. Posted 03.09.11 by BrentJS
Even though director Andrew Dominik's dramatic Western, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, was a bust at the box office, the movie was a hit with the critics, landing on several "Top Ten" lists for 2007 and garnering two Academy Award nominations. Dominik has been linked to several projects since Jesse James that have failed to get the green light, but he will soon be back in the director's chair, re-teaming with his Jesse James star, Brad Pitt, on Cogan's Trade, a comedic thriller based on George V. Higgins' crime novel of the same name about a mob enforcer (Pitt) investigating the robbery of a high-stakes poker game. what other superstars are rumored for Cogan's Trade? >> Posted 01.06.11 by BrentJS