The Bullet Train, directed by Brad Pitt, adds Sandra Bullock to the ensemble
Just when it seemed like it was with David Leitch Express train Deadline announced that the Brad Pitt-led cast starring Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock (Ocean 8), the first time the two actors have worked together.
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Express train will be the eighth collaboration between Leitch and Pitt, which first worked together in 1999 Fight Club Leitch worked on as an uncredited stunt double for Pitt, followed by 2001 The Mexican, Ocean’s Eleven and Spy game, the latter two in which he doubled up again for Pitt and helped coordinate the martial arts stunts for the Tony Scott-directed film. Leitch would double again for Pitt in 2004 Troy and 2005s Mr. & Mrs. Smith and would later reunite with the star in the 2018s Deadpool 2, which Pitt directed Vanisher and Leitch.
The plot details for the film are currently being kept under wraps but are based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Isaka Kotaro. The cast for the Pitt-led film already includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (great), Andrew Koji (warrior), Joey King (The lie), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Michael Shannon (The shape of the water), Logan Lerman (Hunter), Hiroyuki Sanada (The wolverine), Masi Oka (Spies in disguise) and Bad Bunny (American sole).
In addition to directing, Leitch will write the screenplay by Zak Olkewicz (Fear Street). Leitch and Kelly McCormick will manage the project through their company 87North together with Antoine Fuqua (The glory seven, Training day, The equalizer) and Kat Samick (The equalizer, South paw, Infinite). Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada are executive producers on behalf of Kotaro. Brittany Morrissey is the film’s executive director for Sony Pictures.
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Leitch and McCormick recently signed a first-look deal with Universal and produced the action film NobodyWith Better give Saul a call Bob Odenkirk, slated to be released on February 26, 2021. The duo are also developing a biography of Jutta Kleinschmidt, the first and only woman to win the brutal off-road endurance race The Dakar Rally, as well as the rights to her book My victory at Dakar.
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