EXCLUSIVE: Brad Pitt returns to New Orleans for ‘Cogan’s Trade’

by Arthur Vandelay on December 30, 2010

Brad Pitt, arguably the biggest movie star in the world, will soon be shooting another film in New Orleans. While the actor shares a residence in the city with Angelina Jolie, it will be his first film in Louisiana since 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The film is Cogan’s Trade, written and directed by Andrew Dominik, who previously worked with Pitt on the The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Pitt will play the titular character, Jackie Cogan, an enforcer investigating the robbery of a high stakes poker game protected by the mob. The film’s ensemble cast is also rumored to include Pitt’s Jesse James co-star Casey Affleck, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Bill Murray, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Rockwell and Avatar star Zoe Saldana, who recently wrapped Columbiana in New Orleans.

Cogan’s Trade has already made a commitment to Second Line Stages, with all shooting expected to be done in the New Orleans area. Shooting is expected to begin in March.

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notafan December 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm

And we all know how great Jesse James did. Might want to rethink the director but the cast sounds good, enough talent to overlook Brad’s lack of acting skills.

Actionman December 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

best cast of all time?

Actionman December 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

had jesse james been given a real, full release, it would have done better. that film is a masterpiece.

........ December 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Actually Jesse James received very good reviews, but it only opened in limited release (300 theaters for its entire release).
Brad does have good acting skills. It is all subjective but his talent is obvious in lots of his movies.

Arthur Vandelay December 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm

We thought ASSASSINATION was excellent. And if you haven’t checked out Dominik’s CHOPPER, starring Eric Bana, you are missing out.

Sexy Allioop December 31, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I love Brad the Dad still sexy N soooo hot . Angie and Brad make an awesome couple too.
Guess we will be seeing pics of them in NOLA during Jan/Feb 2011.
I loved TAOJJATCRF. Brad *was* the best Jesse James i ever saw.
I also loved The Curious Case of Benjamin Button…truly a classic.
Can’t wait to see this new one Cougans Trade”

Yayyy Go Brad!

mary raymond January 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I am so happy the “Golden One” is returning to
New Orleans to make another film.
I would love to know the exact area he will be in.
I would LOVE to meet him I think he is such a great
actor and sooooo handsome. I think I have seen all
of his films now as I just saw “Tibet” last night and
once again I was enthralled!

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