First Look: Brad Pitt Channels His Inner Gangster In ‘Cogan’s Trade’


Remember back in March of last year when we got our first look at Brad Pitt in costume as a badass on the set of his film Corgan’s Trade? Yeah, well, the promo for that film is finally underway and today we get to check out the first promo image of gangster Brad in the film. As I understand it, Corgan’s Trade will feature Brad as an enforcer who investigates a heist from a mob-protected poker game … or something surly like that. Clearly, as you can see below, Brad’s slicked back hair and no nonsense facial hair means he is NOT playing around.

With slicked back hair, sideburns, and a goatee, Brad Pitt is handsome as ever in his violent role in the new mob flick Cogan’s Trade.
Brad plays Jackie Cogan, a ‘professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game’. The crime drama is based on the 1974 novel of the same name by George V. Higgins, which has dark comedy elements and violence. Early glimpses from the film show the 48-year-old actor brandishing a large shotgun and smoking Parliaments with co-star Richard Jenkins. Other early stills of the film reveal Mafia-typecast powerhouses James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta appearing in restaurant/kitchen scenes. The ensemble also includes Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Max Casella, Bella Heathcote, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and Vincent Curatola. The highly-anticipated dark film is Andrew Dominik‘s follow-up to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which also starred Brad. Cogan’s Trade is set to hit theaters later this year.

Hmmm … this sounds like it’s going to be gritty like Goodfellas, which I would really be interested in seeing. I’m curious to see just how much of a badass Pitt will be in this film. I don’t recall ever seeing him in a film where his character was a complete hateful person. I’m not sure if his Jackie Corgan character will be a dark hero or not but I would love to see him play a completely loathsome character for once (has anyone read the novel, can you enlighten?). I gotta admit, Brad Pitt is one of the only actors who can rock a look like this and not look ridiculous. I’m curious … I’d like to see more.


  • Sofia

    He is pretty hateful in Kalifornia if I remember correctly.