In this thriller, directed by Andrew Dominik, Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Co-starring Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins.
We were certainly at the apex of the Mortgage loans debacle, people were losing homes right and left. It was at the forefront of the newspapers, as the economy still is. But this commentary and the way it’s done in this film where you believe you’re watching a gangster film, or I felt like I was reading a gangster film, and then it wasn’t until the end when it coalesced for me as far as maybe what direction the film is pointing to overall.