Based on the novel Cogan’s Trade, and originally entitled Cogan’s Trade. (Actually, the original title should have stuck, as the new one is ridiculous).
Adapted from George V. Higgins novel Cogan’s Trade and set in New Orleans, the retitled movie Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game.
The Weinstein Co. is the biggest offender in Hollywood for playing musical chairs with the release dates of its movies. Expect this title, which has been moved around three times, so far, to change yet again.