With a director like Andrew Dominik, a cast that already includes the likes of Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote, a story that involves a heist during a mob-run poker game, Cogan's Trade is a film that should already be well established on everyone's radar. But seeing as the movie is being sold as an Ocean's 11 style ensemble, we always knew that the casting was only going to get better and better, and now it has added yet another awesome name.
Variety is reporting that Richard Jenkins is all set for a part in Dominik's follow-up to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In the film, Jenkins will play a lawyer who provides inside information to the robbers about the game. The projectwill start shooting later this month in New Orleans and is scheduled to be released sometime in early 2012.
Strangely missing from the cast list thus far is Casey Affleck, who was among the first names mentioned when reports about the film surfaced last November. Perhaps with Brad Pitt involved there was some nerves about having too many connections to Steven Soderbergh's Ocean movies. Either way, this cast just keeps getting better and better.
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