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Brad Pitt has joined the cast of action thriller 'Bullet Train'


After donning his stuntman chops for the starring role in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Brad Pitt has agreed to join up with David Leitch for a role in Bullet Train.

The script, based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, was adapted into a script by Zak Olkewicz and sees five assassins entrapped on the aforementioned train.

In what is an unusually action-heavy role for Pitt, the new project sees the Hollywood star take part in what is set to be a thrill-a-minute film. The five assassins are trapped in the train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops between them.

As they travel at speed the five assassins realise their missions are all linked with one another begging the question, who will arrive at their destination alive?

David Leitch’s attachment to the film was announced last month as the director replaces Antoine Fuqua with Sony behind the project. With many productions, there were fears that shooting the film was just a pipe dream.

There are hopes however that the filming can commence later in the year. As the film is set largely in one space the cast and crew could follow “bubble” procedure in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Deadline