Brad Pitt cast Joey King in ‘Bullet Train’ because Maddox like her?

Brad Pitt is, reportedly, doing everything that he can to repair his relationship with his estranged son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

According to New Idea, Maddox has had a crush on Kissing Booth star, Joey King, for years. And Brad Pitt decided to take this as an opportunity to get on his son’s good graces.

A source claimed that Pitt decided to cast King in Bullet Train so that he could eventually introduce her to Maddox.

“He made it his personal mission to get Joey on board. Brad genuinely rates her as an actress, too. Joey is very talented, so it couldn’t be more perfect,” a source said.

Brad Pitt planning to introduce Maddox to Joey at the table read

The production for Bullet Train won’t, reportedly, commence until next year. However, Pitt is already planning to invite Maddox to his next table read with King. This way, the two could finally meet.

“Let’s just hope it doesn’t backfire and Brad totally embarrasses the poor kid,” the source said.

However, one should take the claims made by the tabloid with a grain of salt. After all, the only accurate information they published has to do with Pitt and King working together.

Brad Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt's relationship remains estranged

Brad Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt’s relationship remains estranged

According to more reliable sources, Brad Pitt and Maddox are still estranged. The 19-year-old hasn’t spoken to his dad in years.

It is unlikely for Pitt to try and repair his relationship with Maddox by playing cupid between the latter and King. After all, Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still fighting over their children’s custody. And there are more important things that they need to focus on.

The claims that Maddox has a crush on King is inaccurate. Even though Maddox is the son of two of the most popular celebrities in Hollywood, he has maintained a low-profile. It is unlikely for Maddox to reveal his crushes with the tabloids.

More rumors debunked

Gossip Cop also debunked the tabloid’s claims by saying that if Pitt was casting actors based on alleged love interests, he should’ve also cast Adele. Earlier this month, rumors swirled that Pitt is interested in dating the British singer.

The rumor-debunking site also slammed New Idea for publishing fake stories about Pitt. A few weeks ago, there were claims that Meghan Markle was begging Pitt for a role in Hollywood.

The same tabloid also claimed that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have a secret daughter. However, the article was all about the actor’s niece.

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