Brad Pitt is set to star in action-thriller film “Bullet Train” with “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch for Sony Pictures.
David Leitch, who has directed action packed “Deadpool 2,” “Hobbs & Shaw” and “Atomic Blonde,” will oversee the script, which will be penned by Zak Olkewicz for the film.
Brad Pitt is coming from an Oscar-winning performance in the Quentin Tarantino-directed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in which he played stuntman Cliff Booth. Pitt is also starring in Damien Chazelle movie “Babylon” along with Emma Stone which will move to production in 2021.
The film is based on the Japanese NOVEL titled “Maria Beetle” by mystery fiction author Kotaro Isaka. Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP, are Executive Producers on the project.
Harvill Secker has separately announced to publish the novel “Bullet Train” in English next year.
Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce “Bullet Train” through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.
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