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Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade' Starring Brad Pitt Now Titled 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2012 11:01 AM
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The past week or so has seen a handful of new titles assigned to upcoming movies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut is now known as "Don Jon's Addiction," David Chase's period-based music movie is now called "Not Fade Away" and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden thriller has a fresh (working) title: "Zero Dark Thirty." And those are all fine changes, nothing too shocking and in keeping with what those films are about. But yet another movie has been given a new moniker, and we're less pleased about this one.

Weinstein Company Dates Brad Pitt's Crime Comedy 'Cogan's Trade' For September 21

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  • February 15, 2012 8:53 PM
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The wait is almost over for fans of a sophomore collaboration between Brad Pitt and his 'Assassination Of Jesse James' director Andrew Dominik (it's been five years since that film and we were just celebrating the return of this excellent filmmaker). It's one of our most anticipated films of the year, and now The Weinstein Company has scheduled Dominik's "Cogan's Trade" for a September 21st release date which bodes well for a preview at Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival.

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • 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.

The Playlist's 50 Most Anticipated Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 4, 2012 12:02 PM
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Well here we are, in the brave new world of 2012. And at present, it's not too scary, although we swear that we'll beat the next person to death who makes a joke about the Roland Emmerich film. And after a 2011 that turned out to be a pretty decent year for cinema (if not necessarily one for the ages), we're now staring out across a few months that seem fairly barren, as the early months of the year always do.

Max Martini On Board 'Pacific Rim'; Emory Cohen Joins 'Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 3:41 AM
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Boston Rapper Slaine Also A Part Of 'Cogan's Trade'A couple casting tidbits on a few projects we've been keeping a very keen eye on.

Garret Dillahunt Joins Rian Johnson's 'Looper' & Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2011 1:04 AM
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We love almost everything about The Onion's AV Club -- it's the home to some of the smartest pop culture writing around, and it's one of the first things we read of a morning. And, among its many excellent regular features, our favorite is Random Roles, which involves an actor -- usually the kind of unsung character types that we love -- running down a selection of previous parts across their careers. The latest up to bat is a prime example of the kind of performer they showcase -- the excellent Garret Dillahunt -- and as well as providing some excellent insights into his varied résumé, the actor also revealed that he's joined the ensemble casts of two of our most eagerly anticipated projects.

First Look: Brad Pitt As Jackie Cogan In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 7, 2011 3:10 AM
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With principal photography now wrapped on Andrew Dominik's adaptation of George V. Higgins' "Cogan's Trade," a new image of star Brad Pitt as the titular Jackie Cogan has been unveiled.

Scoot McNairy Lands Major Role in 'Cogan's Trade'; Eyed For 'Prometheus' & 'Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 4:22 AM
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Casey Affleck Looks To Be Out Of The Picture, But Young Unknown Is On The Verge; Ben Mendelsoh Also Joins CastUpdate: And speaking of inexpensive, on-the-rise talent, Variety reports that "Animal Kingdom" thesp Ben Mendelsohn (who played the nervy Pope in the acclaimed Aussie flick) has also joined "Cogan's Trade." He and McNairy will play junkies who hold up the high stakes poker game, with Pitt tasked to find them.

Ray Liotta Joins Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2011 9:51 AM
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Mark Ruffalo Not Cast In The Film Despite ReportsThe cast for Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade" keeps getting better and better; at this point, we just want to fast-forward to next year so we can see this thing.

Vincent Curatola Set For 'Sopranos' Reunion With James Gandolfini In 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Aaron Fowler
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  • February 15, 2011 1:53 AM
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Really, could this thing get any more awesome? “Cogan’s Trade,” the latest from Andrew Dominik, that already boasts the talents of Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins has now added yet another actor to the mix. THR reports that Gandolfini's “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Curatola, who played Johnny Sack on the hit show, has now been announced as the latest addition to the impressively cast crime caper.

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