Pitt of alright

Here’s Brad Pitt. With a gun. Looking mean as hell. It’s the first shot of him from the currently filming thriller Coogan’s Trade, a book adaptation helmed by Andrew Dominik (the director of moody Western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford).

I’ve not read the original Coogan’s Trade novel, and I’ve yet to see Jesse James (it’s been sat forlornly in the ‘To watch’ pile on my bookcase for months), but I’m still pretty hyped for this. Why? Well, for a start it has a cast that includes Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins and Ben Mendelsohn.

Then there’s the film’s plot, which has Pitt playing mob enforcer Jackie Cogan, who investigates a dodgy high stakes card game. Considering all the praise Dominik and Pitt received for Jesse James, this second team up ought to be something equally special.

Also, wow, Brad Pitt overload on the blog today. The man must stop being so freaking cool.

Pic via The Playlist