Chris Has Got to be Excited About This…

3 Nov

Written by: Brian “Pac” Sostak

George V. Higgins crime novel, Cogan’s Trade will soon be adapted to for the big screen.  The book is a dialogue driven piece about Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer investigating a heist at a poker game for mobsters and others of the Bostonian crime persuasion.  Boston/Irish mob movies seem to be all the rage in Hollywood these days so it makes sense that this book would be adapted, and with its highly touted critical acclaim and attention to witty dialogue it seems perfect for a successful Hollywood adaptation.

What’s makes this news even more exciting though is the names that are attached to the project.  Directing the project will be Andrew Dominik, and Brad Pitt is rumored to produce and star in the film as Jackie Cogan.  Also likely to support Pitt on-screen, Casey Affleck.  Putting these three names together would be a re-teaming of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, one of the most beautifully shot and underrated films of 2007.  For those of you who have not seen the film or don’t recognize the banner, the banner images of this blog are from that film; and if you read Chris’s posts on his 20 favorite films, you’ll notice that he is a fan.  Even this early on this film sounds like it may nab a lot of buzz once it hits theaters and I’m sure it’ll make its way into one of our Movie Mondays.  Also rumored to be attached to the project are Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, and Javier Bardem. This sounds like a great start for the cast, since most of the names attached are at the top of their game and coming off some of their best work.

Notice how I said MOST of them....

What do you think?  Does Cogan’s Trade sound like a film you’d be excited to see given the names circulating it?

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One Response to “Chris Has Got to be Excited About This…”

  1. Chris Petersen November 3, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Yes, I am rather excited about this. This is one of the best collaborations I have heard in recent memory.

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