Brad Pitt Books Next Movie Role in 'Bullet Train'!

Lawrence Kim
July 7, 2020

Almost two weeks after signing the Atomic Blonde director to helm the action-thriller for Sony Pictures, David Leitch's Bullet Train has found its star in the form of two-time Oscar victor Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), according to Variety.

Variety broke the news that Brad Pitt is set to lead the Bullet Train cast in Leitch's upcoming action thriller about a group of assassins on a speeding train in Tokyo. The project is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, and the two likely met when Pitt filmed his cameo as Vanisher for Deadpool 2. They then discover their missions are not unrelated to each other, and the question becomes who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?

David Leitch will direct and will supervise the script, which will be written by Zak Olkewicz.

Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce the project via their company 87North along with Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Training Day, The Equalizer) and Kat Samick (The Equalizer, Southpaw, Infinite).

Since winning his first acting Oscar for Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" for playing stuntman Cliff Booth, Pitt has been taking his time in weighing his options.

Harvill Secker will publish the novel Bullet Train in English next year. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the film for Sony Pictures.

Bullet Train is looking to come together quickly, with production being planned to start in the second half of this year - and while that may seem like a risky idea given everything that's happening presently in the world, there is a belief that the basic set-up of the film will allow everything to work without severe risk or difficulty. Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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