Brad Pitt has committed to star in ‘Bullet Train’ which is being developed at Sony Pictures with ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch directing.
The film will take on the story of the popular Japanese book ‘Maria Beetle’ authored by Kotaro Isaka, which revolves around a group of assassins in one moving train coming from Tokyo to Morioko. Each hitman on the train is with a different mission and as such evokes the conflict on the train.
Zak Olkewicz is penning down the script with Leitch supervising its revision. Executive producers include Antoine Fuqua, Isaka’s representatives Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada alongside Kelly McCormick and Leitch joining the train via their company 87 North. Brittany Morrissey is reportedly overseeing the project for Sony.
A fall date has been picked for production to begin this year. Harvill Secker has informed various news outlets that an English version for the novel will be made available on the market come next year.
During the 2020 award season, Pitt became a strong contender sweeping the best supporting actor title with Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ at all stops from the Golden Globes through to the Oscars.
Variety reports that Pitt’s post Oscar glory has been met with a lot of Hollywood piled up roles awaiting his consent. After ‘Bullet Train’ Pitt will join fellow Academy Award winner Emma Stone on the set of Damien Chazelle’s Paramount Pictures movie ‘Babylon’ scheduled to begin production in 2021.
He is repped by CAA and Brillstein.