Scoot McNairy Lands ‘Cogan’s Trade’ Lead, In Contention For Other Good Jobs

For a $200,000 movie, Monsters has created quite a trajectory for its director and star. After Gareth Edwards got the job directing Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla, star Scoot McNairy has landed a lead alongside Brad Pitt and a great supporting cast in the Andrew Dominik-directed Cogan’s Trade. He’s in contention for a lead in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus, and is circling the role of Josh Speed in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, both at Fox. He’s repped by ICM and The Group Management.

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  • Bravo! Scott was absolutely fantastic in MONSTERS, and is a heck of a nice guy. Very happy to see his star rising! He deserves it.

    Comment by Robogeek — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 8:43pm PST  
  • (Scoot, that is.)

    Comment by Robogeek — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 8:47pm PST  
  • love hearing about stories like these. this kid is excellent… first of many for him.

    Comment by sweet river — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 8:57pm PST  
  • Check out Scoot in IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS. He is fantastic and it is a great film. Nice to see that others have taken notice.

    Comment by IJustGottaSay — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 9:10pm PST  
    • +1… ISOAMK is a great little movie.

      Comment by SimAlex2000 — Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 9:22pm PST  
  • Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Congrats!

    Comment by Richard III — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 9:25pm PST  
  • major star….always a standout in any past roles he has had,

    Comment by artanis — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 10:35pm PST  
  • Way to go, Scoot. A great quirky guy. Watched him do a day player role and hold his own with the stars of the show. He makes it look fun!

    Comment by scootfan — Wednesday February 16, 2011 @ 11:05pm PST  
  • Glad something good came of “Monsters” – most people didn’t see it as it was never released wide. Add it to your Netflix peeps ;)

    Comment by Paul — Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 12:27am PST  
  • Scoot is awesome! Well deserved!!

    Comment by frige — Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 1:41am PST  
  • I love you SCOOT!!!!! And you have the best manager in the biz! yay!!!

    Comment by esther — Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 10:28am PST  
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