The cast for Andrew Dominick’s “Cogan’s Trade” is coming together nicely. Prominent names already on board include Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, Bella Heathcoate, and James Gandolfini, not to mention an impressive collection of other stars said to be circling the project. Now another “Sopranos” alum has joined the team. Vincent Curatola, best known for his portrayal of mob boss Johnny “Sack” Sacramoni will reportedly play a middle-aged man, fresh out of the joint and out for revenge against the people who put him there.
“Cogan’s Trade” is an adaptation of George V. Higgins’ 1974 crime novel of the same name. Pitt will play Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer who investigates the robbery of a big time, mafia protected, poker game.
“Cogan’s Trade” is also a de facto “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”. Dominick directed Pitt, Affleck, and Rockwell in that film.
Filming on the action-comedy is set to begin in March in New Orleans, with an eye on an early 2012 release.