Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan’s Trade) is a comedic crime thriller written and directed by Andrew Dominik, based on a novel by George V. Higgins. Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game held under the protection of the mob.
Ray Liotta plays Mark “Markie” Trattman, the “unfortunate hustler who runs the game in a motel room and finds things only going downhill from there,” and also appearing in the film are Richard Jenkins as a “lawyer who shares inside info on the card game,” James Gandolfini as a “washed up, alcoholic hit man who is brought in on the job,” and Vincent Curatola as “a middle-aged man recently released from jail who seeks revenge on those who sent him to prison.”
Cogan’s Trade went into production in New Orleans in February 2011. Principal photography wrapped in early May.
The Weinstein Company acquired the rights for U.S. distribution in January 2011. The film will hit theatres on November 30, 2012. Garret isn’t in the theatrical cut, but will be in the DVD version.
CAST: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola, Scoot McNairy, Bella Heathcote, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Ben Mendelsohn
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