NEWS: Johnny Sack to reunite with Tony Soprano

14 February 2011

Vincent Curatola, best known for his role as New York mob boss Johnny Sack in the television series The Sopranos, has joined the cast of Andrew Dominik's crime film Cogan's Trade, which already features James Gandolfini (who played Tony Soprano on the show), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The impressive cast also includes Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell and Mark Ruffalo. Set for "an early 2012 release" and produced by the Weinstein Co. and Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, the film is an adaptation of George V. Higgins's 1974 novel.

Pitt, who also starred in Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, will play the eponymous enforcer Jackie Cogan; Curatola joins the cast as a "middle-aged man recently released from jail who seeks revenge on those who sent him to prison".

Shooting begins in New Orleans next month.