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Pitt to star in comedy crime film

Brad Pitt is in talks to star in a comedy crime saga that will reunite him with Jesse James director Andrew Dominik, according to reports.

The Hollywood star could also produce the film, Cogan's Trade, as well as star as Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer, Deadline said.

Dominik, who directed Brad in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, is going behind the camera again while Brad's co-star Casey Affleck in the 2007 Western, has also been rumoured to be up for a role in the film.

According to Deadline, Brad's character investigates a heist that occurs during a poker game held under the protection of the mob.

New Zealand-born filmmaker Dominik, who has only directed two films, the other being Chopper in 2000, also wrote the script.

Brad has two movies, Moneyball and Tree Of Life, due out next year.