Brad Pitt fans have the reason to celebrate as he will be once again seen on the big screen. Angelina Jolie’s former husband will be the next much-loved hitman in the movie, Bullet Train.
Fans last saw Brad Pitt on the silver screen in the 2019 movies, Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Sadly, there will be no big movies for Jennifer Aniston’s ex this year. But, he will return with a vengeance with an all-new action movie.
The new movie’s plotline and other details
The 56-year-old actor will be riding the Bullet Train, literally, in the movie adaptation of Kotaro Isaka’s book Maria Beetle. According to Vulture, it will follow the story of a “group of hitmen and assassins” who have “conflicting motives” while boarding a bullet train to Tokyo.
Alia Shawkat’s close pal will be playing the role of Ladybug, an American hitman. Fans last saw him as an assassin in the 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, opposite his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the film would be an action thriller from Sony. It would be directed by David Leitch, the man behind the successful films Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw.
Fear Street screenwriter will also pen the new Brad Pitt movie.
Bullet Train’s similarity to other movies and tone
Brad Pitt’s latest movie, reportedly, has the tone of Keanu Reeves’ Speed, which was set on the bus, that crossovers Liam Neeson’s 2014 film Non-Stop, a thriller set on the plane.
Sony, reportedly, wants to start the film’s production this fall. Since it can be shot on a contained set, it will be easier to follow the coronavirus guidelines that they can’t do with the traditional filming.
By its looks, they will only use a single location, in a train, where the Fight Club star will be fighting a train full of assassins. Vogue noted it might be the new normal in making Hollywood blockbuster films today.
THR added that Antoine Fuqua originally developed Brad Pitt’s new project. He, too, will be producing the film alongside Leitch and McCormick through their 87 North banner with Kat Samick.
Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada will be its executive producers, while Brittany Morrissey will oversee the project. There will also be an English version of Isaka’s Maria Beetle that will be published next year. However, it remains to be seen when Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train will exactly hit the big screen.
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