Brad Pitt for Mafia comedy

November 3rd, 2010

Brad Pitt has reportedly signed up to star in 'Cogan's Trade'.

The hunky actor is said to be keen to work alongside Andrew Dominik - who directed 'The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford', in which Brad played the titular character - for a second time, and has agreed to work on the filmmaker's new project.

Crime-based comedy 'Cogan's Trade' is to be a film adaptation of the popular George V Higgins novel, which sees mob enforcer Cogan (Pitt) investigating the robbery of a Mafia-run poker game.

With the 'Ocean's Eleven' actor already signed up to appear in the movie, it is also thought his 'Jesse James' co-stars Casey Affleck and Sam Rockwell could also be persuaded to join the line-up.

Oscar-winning star Javier Bardem and Mark Ruffalo are also believed to be in talks to appear in the heist comedy.

Elsewhere, Brad Pitt is also said to be considering a role in the upcoming film adaptation of Mark Greaney novel 'The Gray Man'.