Cogan's Trade is shaping up to be a veritable reunion of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Deadline reports Sam Rockwell will join star Brad Pitt and director Andrew Dominik for the comic crime film. Jesse James co-star Casey Affleck also is rumored to be involved.
An adaptation of George V. Higgins' bestselling 1974 novel, Cogan's Trade centers on Jackie Cogan, an enforcer called in to investigate a heist that takes place during a high-stakes card game under the protection of the Boston mob. Pitt will star as Cogan and produce through his Plan B shingle. It's unknown who Rockwell will play.
In addition to Affleck, Mark Ruffalo and Javier Bardem have been mentioned for the ensemble cast.