New-Poster-For-Killing-Them-Softly1Rebel, bad-boned Brad Pitt … yes please. In the gritty, tough-talking pages of George V. Higgins’s national bestseller, Cogan’s Trade, a mob-protected card game has been heisted and Jackie Cogan (played by Brad Pitt) is called in to handle the thieves. The major motion picture called Killing Them Softly opens November 30, 2012. The movie is directed by Andrew Dominik also stars Richard Jenkins, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote.

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer, and when the mob’s rules get broken, he gets hired to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Expert, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people’s weaknesses, Cogan begins to track down those involved. As the underworld erupts in violence around him, he moves among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking his quarry, restoring “law and order” to the lawless underworld.

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Killing Them Softly (Cogan’s Trade Movie Tie-in Edition) by George V. Higgins [978-0-307-95079-6: Vintage] Sep ’12, Trade Paperback


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