McNairy, Mendelsohn Join “Trade”

Scoot McNairy (“Monsters,” “In Search Of A Midnight Kiss”) and Aussie thesp Ben Mendelsohn (“Animal Kingdom”) have joined the cast of Andrew Domink’s mob comedy “Cogan’s Trade” reports Deadline and Variety.

Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer investigating a heist which takes place during a mob-run high stakes poker game. The pair will play junkies who hold up the game.

James Gandolfini, Sam Rockwell, Vincent Curatola, Richard Jenkins, Bella Heathcote and Ray Liotta are all presently linked to the project.

McNairy is also said to be up for roles in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and Timur Bekbetamov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”