Brad Pitt is in talks to topline in the heist comedy “Cogan’s Trade,” with Inferno Entertainment coming on board to finance and handle international sales.
Andrew Dominick is directing “Cogan’s Trade” from his own script with Pitt’s Plan B and Chockstone Pictures producing.
Should Pitt join the ensembler, “Trade” would re-team the thesp with Dominick, who wrote and directed 2007’s “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” The story centers on the man behind the hit man — a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a poker game under protection of the mob.
Producers on the film include Pitt and Dede Gardner from Plan B and Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz from Chockstone. Inferno’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will exec produce along with Marc Butan. Chockstone’s Roger Schwartz will serve as co-producer.
CAA brokered the deal among Plan B, Chockstone and Inferno and will handle domestic rights.
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Inferno arranged financing and handled international sales of “The Kids Are All Right.” It’s also prepping “The Grey,” with Joe Carnahan directing, and it’s in post on the action-thriller “The Killer Elite.”