An adaptation of the crime novel by George V. Higgins, the story follows Jackie Cogan (Pitt), a professional enforcer, as he investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game. Washington portrays a ‘hooker’ who’s just looking to get paid for her work from the sex-obsessed hired gun played by Gandolfini.
Washington was thrilled to be part of the project, adding "Working with Brad and James was like a master class in acting. And to be the only woman in the film...what girl doesn't like that sort of attention?"
Slated for release in the U.S. on September 21, 2012, and from The Weinstein Company and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, the powerhouse cast also includes Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Richard Jenkins.
Previously, Washington garnered notable industry attention and critical acclaim for her starring role opposite Lynn Whitfield and Tyson Beckford in the drama, “Kings of the Evening”. An uplifting story about five African Americans trying to survive during the Great Depression, the film received numerous awards on the festival circuit
and earned a limited theatrical release. Earlier this season, Washington guest starred in Kiefer Sutherland’s FOX hit “Touch,” which was the first time she acted entirely in her second language, Portuguese. She also recently co-starred in the TBS pilot, “Hound Dogs” starring Darrell Hammond, Tom Verica, Lolita Davidovich and
Harry Lennix, and written and directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup).
Washington is currently attached to the drama, “Pasargada”, which pairs her once again with “Kings” writer/director Andrew P. Jones.
Linara Washington is represented by Ellis Talent Group (agent) and Margie Weiner Management (manager).
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