Brad Pitt is going from one side of the law to the other. After playing hero Metro Man in the upcoming ‘Megamind’ and losing out to the super villain of the title, Pitt is eyeing a role as a mob enforcer in ‘Cogan’s Trade,’ a comedic crime saga that re-teams Pitt with Andrew Dominik, who directed the star in the 2007 Western ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.’
In the project, which is being unveiled at the American Film Market in Santa Monica this week — and has already engendered considerable buzz — Pitt would play Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game under protection of the mob, according to Deadline.
Dominik, who would direct from his own script, is also hoping to bring on board some stars from the ‘Jesse James’ ensemble, including Sam Rockwell and Casey Affleck. Also on the list, according to a report at HeatVision, are Mark Ruffalo and Javier Bardem.