Brad Pitt Joins David Leitch’s ‘Bullet Train’ for Sony

Carla Harmon
July 8, 2020

17 months after he finished shooting his last film role, Brad Pitt has signed-on to star in the Sony Pictures action-thriller, Bullet Train. Since directing the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw", Leitch had been taking his time in picking his next film, and only recently committed to this pic. They discover their missions are not unrelated to one another.

Leitch is overseeing a rewrite by Olkewicz to get the film ready to shoot.

The director made a decision to helm the project last month after Antoine Fuqua, who is now accepting only a producers credit, stepped back.

As the drama and action unfold, a huge question arises: who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?

Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce "Bullet Train" through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick.

A start date for later this year is eyed.

Leitch first worked with Brad Pitt back in the late 1990s, their first collaboration being David Fincher's cult classic Fight Club, and their shared resume includes titles like Spy Game, The Mexican, Mr. Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada, co-founders of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the intellectual, are acting as executive producers on the project.

Harvill Secker has separately announced that it will publish the novel "Bullet Train" in English next year.

Pitt most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood", for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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