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Brad Pitt and George Clooney to reunite for a new thriller, project ignites bidding war

Brad Pitt and George Clooney to reunite for a new thriller, project ignites bidding war

Brad Pitt and George Clooney

When George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts sign up for a project, you can imagine the bidding war.

The film doesn’t have an announced title yet, but Watts will write and direct, while Clooney and Pitt will produce and star. As for the story, all The Hollywood Reporter has been able to dig up is that it’ll be a thriller that follows two lone wolf fixers assigned to the same job.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony, Lionsgate, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Annapurna, Universal, MGM, and Warner Bros. are all said to be involved in trying to acquire the project.

Clooney and Pitt have worked on five films together over the years, first in 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven, followed by 2002’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (which was directed by Clooney), 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve, 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen, and most recently, in 2008’s Burn After Reading.

Before that project begins, Clooney is set to star in Ticket to Paradise, a romantic comedy from Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! director, Ol Parker, starring alongside Julia Roberts and Kaitlyn Dever. Meanwhile, the actor’s latest directing gig, The Tender Bar, has been added to the slate for the London Film Festival, starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan and Christopher Lloyd in a film that follows a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out a father figure at the local bar.

While Brad Pitt is next due to appear in Bullet Train, an action film following five assassins who become embroiled in trouble aboard a fast-moving bullet train. Directed by David Leitch, who previously helmed Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, the film also stars Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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For a hint at what’s to come from director Jon Watts, take a look at the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home below.

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