The Weinstein Company have acquired US distribution rights to Cogan’s Tale, an upcoming adaptation of the George V. Higgins novel of the same name.

Set to be directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford), Cogan’s Trade will star Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Sam Rockwell (Conviction), Bella Heathcote (Now), and possibly James Gandolfini (Welcome To The Rileys), who is said to be in talks for an unspecified role.

A mob enforcer tries to track down the thieves who ripped off a high stakes card game.

Cogan’s Trade will commence production in March, with an aim to release it late 2011/early 2012.

Deadline reported this story.