Aaron Taylor Johnson joins Brad Pitt in upcoming action film 'Bullet Train'
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Aaron Taylor Johnson joins Brad Pitt in upcoming action film ‘Bullet Train’

The cast for David Leitch’s eagerly anticipated action film Bullet Train continues to expand as Aaron Taylor Johnson becomes the latest name attached to a project which also includes Brad Pitt, Joey King and more.

Based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, the film will tell the story of five deadly trained assassins all on the same bullet train travelling from Tokyo to Morioka. The fast-moving transport has limited stops before its destination and, without knowing what is waiting at the end of the journey, it becomes a tale of who can stay alive.

As previously reported, according to Deadline, Joey King “plays one of four leads opposite Pitt” and the actress is believed to be the only woman in the group in a screenplay which has been written by Zak Olkewicz. It is now widely believed that Aaron Taylor Johnson will take up another assasis slot.

Director Leitch, who is celebrated for his past projects such as John Wick, Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw and more, will produce the new film alongside Kelly McCormick through their 87North company. It is also reported that Antoine Fuqua, Kat Samick and Brittany Morrissey will be on producing duties for Sony Pictures.

Like most productions this year, a specific production date has not been confirmed due to the current health crisis. Reports suggest that Sony are hoping to begin work on the film this autumn in Los Angeles with coronavirus protocols in place.

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