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Ray Liotta lands a spot in Coogan's Trade

Feb. 15, 2011by: Niki Stephens

One of my long time favorite actors Ray Liotta has been cast in COOGAN'S TRADE alongside Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Javier Bardem, Sam Rockwell, Casey Affleck, Mark Ruffalo, Vincent Curatola and Richard Jenkins.

Andrew Dominik adapted the 1974 George V. Higgins novel. Dominik will also helm the flick. Most of you might notice Dominik's handy work in THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES. He wrote/directed on that as well.

Here's what THR offered as a synopsis plus character details:

"Pitt's Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who must investigate a heist that took place during a high-stakes poker game under protection of the mob. Liotta will play Mark "Markie" Trattman, the unfortunate hustler who runs the game in a motel room and finds things only going downhill from there."

The Weinstein Co. and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are producing the project, which will start shooting in New Orleans later this month and release early in 2012. This is going to be good.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone see Dominik's film CHOPPER with Eric Bana? Great film and performance from Bana.
Source: THR

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7:59AM on 02/19/2011
This is a cinematic hand job.

So fucking excited.
This is a cinematic hand job.

So fucking excited.
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1:29PM on 02/16/2011
Bana was phenomenal in that. Having read some of Chopper's exploits, I was a little let down by certain elements of the movie, but The Assassination of Jesse James was my favorite film of 2007.
Bana was phenomenal in that. Having read some of Chopper's exploits, I was a little let down by certain elements of the movie, but The Assassination of Jesse James was my favorite film of 2007.
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10:18AM on 02/16/2011

I love RL

Ray Liotta has the most intense eyes of any actor. He could literally kill you with his stare!
Ray Liotta has the most intense eyes of any actor. He could literally kill you with his stare!
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3:52AM on 02/16/2011
Stellar cast
Stellar cast
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9:03PM on 02/15/2011
"Chopper" is definitely in my top ten favorite movies of all time. Great performances and unforgivable quotes:

"Why would I shoot a bloke BANG, then drive him to the bloody car and wizz him off to the hospital at a hundred miles an hour? It defeats the purpose of having shot him in the first place."

"The bloke's been me best mate since 1975. We've had our fallouts from time to time, it's no big deal. Y'know, it's like... if ya mum stabs ya, whaddya do? Y-ya don't get upset. Ya don't get
"Chopper" is definitely in my top ten favorite movies of all time. Great performances and unforgivable quotes:

"Why would I shoot a bloke BANG, then drive him to the bloody car and wizz him off to the hospital at a hundred miles an hour? It defeats the purpose of having shot him in the first place."

"The bloke's been me best mate since 1975. We've had our fallouts from time to time, it's no big deal. Y'know, it's like... if ya mum stabs ya, whaddya do? Y-ya don't get upset. Ya don't get angry, ya go, "Shit, mum's stabbed me, I better get off to the hospital"
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8:30PM on 02/15/2011
The cast for this alone is amazing. Definitely can't wait to see this.

Liotta was brilliant in the underrated Narc.
The cast for this alone is amazing. Definitely can't wait to see this.

Liotta was brilliant in the underrated Narc.
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7:29PM on 02/15/2011

Correction on Chopper

"Meh" film with a great performance from Bana.
"Meh" film with a great performance from Bana.
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8:38PM on 02/15/2011
We can agree on Bana. As for the film, "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." :)
We can agree on Bana. As for the film, "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." :)
7:17PM on 02/15/2011
I hate to typecast the guy but Liotta does play a good mobster. I'll be in theaters to see this one.
I hate to typecast the guy but Liotta does play a good mobster. I'll be in theaters to see this one.
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6:56PM on 02/15/2011

So Good

Good cast, great concept, feels really accessible and potentially classic. Nice to see Pitt in a more straight forward project finally after all these highly-secretive, high concept films like Tree of Life and Moneyball. Looking forward to this one! And yes, it's awesome when Liotta is in anything.
Good cast, great concept, feels really accessible and potentially classic. Nice to see Pitt in a more straight forward project finally after all these highly-secretive, high concept films like Tree of Life and Moneyball. Looking forward to this one! And yes, it's awesome when Liotta is in anything.
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