Angelina Jolie's babydaddy Brad Pitt is taking a break from his serious-minded roles to star in a Mafia comedy!

The actor just left his family in Budapest to make the official deal with producers in New York City - Pitt arrived in the Big Apple last night.

Cogan's Trade is set to be directed by Andrew Dominik, who previously worked with Pitt on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford a few years back.

This new crime-based comedy is a film adaptation of the popular George V. Higgins novel, which features mob enforcer Cogan (Brad Pitt) investigating the robbery of a Mafia-run poker game.

Actors Javier Bardem and Mark Ruffalo are reportedly in talks to co-star as well.