Following his Oscar-winning turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Brad Pitt is set to star in Bullet Train for director David Leitch.
Zak Olkewicz wrote the script, based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka.
In the story, five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are linked to one another.
The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?
Pitt will play one of the assassins who goes by the name Ladybug. Filming for Bullet Train is due to begin this autumn. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Charlize Theron Admits That Being Passed Over for Mad Max Prequel Was “A Little Heartbreaking”
While Mad Max: Fury Road is getting a prequel, Charlize Theron won’t be reprising her role as the heroic Imperator Furiosa. And Theron has now spoken about how she feels handing the reins to another actress.
Theron revealed her conflicted feelings about the prequel during an interview, where she describes allowing another actress to take up the mantle of Furiosa as “a little heartbreaking.”
“It’s a tough one to swallow. Listen, I fully respect George [Miller], if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best,” Theron said.
“Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner. We get so hung up on the smaller details that we forget the thing that we emotionally tap into has nothing to do with that minute thing that we’re focusing on.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
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