First Look at a Shotgun-Packin’ Brad Pitt in Cogan’s Trade

Check out your first look at Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan in Andrew Dominik’s “Cogan’s Trade”. In the film, due out sometime in 2012, Pitt’s Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist during a mob-protected poker game. As you can imagine, a lot of people will be shot and kneecaps will be broken, and Brad Pitt is guaranteed to look pretty badass doing both of those things if this first pic is any indication. Real men don’t grow facial hair like this for nuthin’, you know.

Pitt is re-teaming with Dominik on the film. The duo previously worked together on the Western “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”, a film that was both magnificent and lumbering. In that movie, Pitt played the titular wanted pistolero, a dangerous man with a gun. I’m sensing a pattern here…

“Cogan’s Trade” co-stars Javier Bardem, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Rockwell, Casey Affleck, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, and Bella Heathcote.