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Brad Pitt to star in heist comedy Cogans Trade

Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt`s next project is a heist comedy `Cogan`s Trade`.

The actor, who divides time between raising his six children with Angelina Jolie and acting, will also produce the movie with his Plan B and Chockstone Pictures.

The comedy will be directed by Andrew Dominick, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The film will see Pitt reunite with Dominick, who wrote and directed 2007`s `The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford`.

The story centers on the man behind the hit man – a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a poker game under protection of the mob.

Producers include Pitt and Dede Gardner from Plan B and Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz from Chockstone. Inferno`s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will exec produce along with Marc Butan. Chockstone`s Roger Schwartz will serve as co-producer.

The film will reportedly be shot in Louisiana with shooting expected to begin in March.

Pitt`s last theatrical outing was Quentin Tarantino`s `Inglourious Basterds`. His next movies are `Tree of Life` and `Moneyball`.

The actor had taken a break from acting while Jolie was busy shooting `The Tourist` and working on her directorial debut with a Bosnian love story.

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