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First Looks At Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini & Richard Jenkins Alongside Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

by Oliver Lyttelton
February 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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You can keep your Dark Knights and your Prometheuses because there's nothing we're looking forward to in the coming year more than "Cogan's Trade," the long-awaited third film from Australian helmer Andrew Dominik. The director showed an inordinate amount of promise with his debut, "Chopper," which helped bring Eric Bana to the world's attention, but few thought he'd follow it with a masterpiece on the level of "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," to this writer's mind one of the two or three best American movies of the 21st century so far.

It's taken a little time, but Dominik is finally back, reuniting with the star of his last film, Brad Pitt, for a crime tale based on the George V. Higgins novel about a mob enforcer (Pitt) trying to track down a pair of junkies who've ripped off a poker game. Expected to be closer to the darkly comic tone of "Chopper" than to 'Jesse James,' all we've seen so far from the movie is a lone image of Pitt toting a shotgun, but Russian site Kinopoisk (via The Film Stage) have uncovered a selection of new looks at the film, featuring supporting cast members Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini.

In the pictures (which you can see below), you can glimpse Liotta (looking like an older Henry Hill) as the mobster who runs the poker game, Jenkins as a lawyer and Gandolfini as an alcoholic hitman, as well as a new image of Pitt, and a hi-res version of the old one. Nowhere to be seen just yet are Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn as the junkie thieves, or other members of the supporting cast, like rising star Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows"), Sam Shepard or Garret Dillahunt.

The Weinstein Company picked the film up last year, but as yet there's no word on a release date. That being said, we've got our fingers crossed for a Cannes, Venice, Toronto or Telluride bow: time will tell where it ends up. 

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  • hank | February 14, 2012 2:56 PMReply

    Parliament Lights.

  • Xavier | February 14, 2012 1:56 PMReply

    Would you guys rather see the writers show enthusiasm for a film on Facebook along with junk statuses about the weather, feeling hungry, or song lyrics?? I mean this is a film blog for any and all things film, including genuine excitement. Again, you don't have to be here.

  • BradZuhl | February 14, 2012 10:38 AMReply

    Ray Freakin' Liotta! Yesssssssss!

  • Simon | February 14, 2012 10:10 AMReply

    If people stopped whining in the comment sections of the world, we'd all be so much better off.

    On another note, this photos sure don't say much at all but Cogan's Trade is probably the movie I'm looking forward to most this year as well.

  • unk | February 14, 2012 9:39 AMReply

    have some dignity guys... you are beginning to sound like harry knowles and his ain't it cool cronies with the "looking forward to this one most" type shit... because you say it for every god damn thing that crops up with a name cast or director... and the group "we" is also slightly disturbing and unprofessional, each author should stand for his or her own blog entry

  • TimParker | February 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    Come on, what are you complaining about? What am I complaining about? I'm complaining about you complaining and it's a waste of time on both our parts. You realize your comment is like complaining that an excited child opened his birthday present too fast and made too much noise? You come off like a real Debbie Downer and are not offering anything to anyone but negativity. Try and focus on positive stuff or wait until you have a real complaint

  • KT | February 14, 2012 9:25 AMReply

    Really wanna see this. It was near the top of my 2012 wishlist until it... well... disappeared.

  • Marko | February 14, 2012 9:15 AMReply

    "There's nothing we're looking forward to in the coming year more than "Cogan's Trade""

    Oh, I'm pretty sure you all are looking heavily towards The Master as well.

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