Brad Pitt plays an enforcer-for-hire named Jackie Cogan in his new film, Killing Them Softly. The film is directed by Andrew Dominik and adapted from the 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade by George V. Higgins. Brad Pitt previously collaborated with Andrew Dominik in The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford.
The film also stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Sam Shepard, and Richard Jenkins.
Pitt shows his range taking on different personas in photographs by Steven Klein. He was interviewed by his Snatched director, Guy Ritchie for the Interview Magazine article.
Ritchie asked Pitt what makes him exited about making movies and how he decides which projects to take on now.
Well, listen, I think I’m at a point now where I feel like I can jump into anything and lay something down that’s quality. Someone may be better at it—or maybe not—but I know that if I have a feeling for it, then I can make it interesting. But even more as I get older, it’s about the company that I keep. That’s the most important thing to me—that if I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together. That’s it, really.
Ritchie also asked Pitt what made him want to work with Andrew Dominik inKilling Him Softly.
Well, I’m a big fan of early Jimmy Caan. I come from a rural environment–well, not completely rural, but more in its mind-set—so to get in and do something urban for me is always fun.
Catch Brad Pitt in he latest issue of Interview Magazine.