By: John M Jerva
We’ve got some casting news for director David Leitch’s newest action project Bullet Train for Sony Pictures which was announced last week. The film which is based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka called “Maria Beetle” will star Academy Award winner Brad Pitt and this will mark the eighth time Pitt has worked with Leitch.
Variety dropped the Ford today and per the site, Leitch will also supervise the script which is being written by Zak Olkewicz.
Leitch is attached to numerous projects at this time including the video game adaptation The Division for Netflix as well as a reimagining of the classic series Kung Fu. Leitch also recently produced the action-thriller Nobody which will see Better Call Saul headliner Bob Odenkirk transformed into a John Wick type character. That film is set to release in February of next year.
Bullet Train will be produced by Leitch and Kelly McCormick via their 87North production banner along with The Magnificent Seven, Training Day, and The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua.
Pitt has worked with Leitch in other capacities on such films as Fight Club and Deadpool 2 so they know each other well. Pitt recently won an Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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