Brad Pitt's looking to trade in his six-shooter for an automatic.
The "Megamind" hero is reuniting with his "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" director Andrew Dominik for the comedic crime story, "Cogan's Trade."
Pitt is set to star as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer who investigates the heist of a high-stakes poker game that was protected by the Mafia. Twists and turns and double-crosses will most assuredly ensue.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dominik is looking to recruit some other "Jesse James" alums for the project, including Sam Rockwell and Casey Affleck. The director is also hoping to bring on Mark Ruffalo and Javier Bardem.
"Jesse James" was the best Western in, like, a hundred years. Which means "Cogan's Trade" has the potential to be the best gangster movie since.... well, since "Goodfellas," anyway. You'd kind of need a pact with the devil to top that one.
Before taking on another anti-hero role, though, Pitt is playing the straight-arrow good guy, Metro Man, in "Megamind," opening Nov. 5.