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Richard Jenkins to star in COGAN’S TRADE opposite Brad Pitt

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by: GATW Guest Writer
February 8th, 2011

Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins has been cast in Andrew Dominik‘s COGAN'S TRADE. The film is about to begin filming and has a stellar cast that already includes Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini, and Bella Heathcote.

Variety reports Jenkins has signed on to play a lawyer in the feature adaptation of the pulp crime novel by George V. Higgins. The story follows a "mob enforcer (Pitt) trying to track down the thieves who ripped off a high stakes card game." His character will be a lawyer who shares inside information on the card game. Gandolfini will play an alcoholic hit man who is brought in on the job.

I am super excited about this cast and love Jenkins. He is a great character actor that can easily pull of both serious and comedic roles. I loved him in THE VISITOR. It will be great to see Pitt and Gandolfini on the screen together again. They last worked on THE MEXICAN.

There has been no official confirmation on Casey Affleck's involvement, but more announcements will be coming soon with filming starting soon. COGAN'S TRADE is scheduled for a first quarter, 2012 release.

What are your thoughts on this news?

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