Brad Pitt Set To Shoot Cogan's Trade In New Orleans Next Spring

By Katey Rich 2010-12-31 09:02:22discussion comments
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Not only is it exciting that Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck will be reuniting with their Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik for the comic heist tale Cogan's Trade, but the movie is actually going to get made, and soon. The local film magazine Scene Louisiana is reporting that the movie is set to start shooting in New Orleans in March, and in addition to Pitt and Affleck, the cast is rumored to include fellow Jesse James star Sam Rockwell, plus Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Bill Murray, Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.

That cast list is insane, granted, and I have a hard time imagining that every single one of those rumored names will actually wind up in the credits list-- for instance, how would Ruffalo balance shooting this in New Orleans with Hulking out for The Avengersin New Mexico around the same time? Then again, it's not surprising that this caliber of actors would be lining up to work with Dominik-- Jesse James was an excellent showcase for its massive cast, even including Zooey Deschanel in her tiny role as a showgirl late in the film. Plus all of us mesmerized by the elegant cinematography and mournful tone of Jesse James will be eager to line up to see what Dominik does next. Even if he secures just one or two names off that wishlist, Cogan's Trade will jump up to "automatic must-see" consideration.
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