brad pitt getty images Brad Pitt reports to set; Angelina Jolie and kids to join him in New OrleansMardi Gras was all work and no play for New Orleans’ resident A-lister, Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie‘s baby-daddy hit the set of his new movie, “Cogan’s Trade,” on Tuesday (Mar. 8) just a few short miles from the French Quarter celebrations. Pitt is taking on the role of mob enforcer for the flick, which he is also producing, according to People.

The rest of the Jolie-Pitt brood is not in town yet, but is expected to join their patriarch at the family home shortly. Mom has been keeping busy voicing “Kung Fu Panda 2” and working on her directorial debut over in Europe.

“He genuinely seemed excited to be back in town,” a source says of Pitt’s Monday arrival in the Big Easy. “Brad waived to fans and had a huge smile.”

Also joining the actor for “Cogan’s Trade” are Javier Bardem, Casey Affleck and James Gandolfini.

“Everyone on the movie is very excited that they get the opportunity to work with Brad,” an on-set source says. “He seems like a very nice guy.”

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