Brad Pitt has joined David Leitch’s “Bullet Train” action movie for Sony Pictures, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.Zak Olkewicz wrote the script for the film, which is based on the Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” by Kotaro Isaka. Leitch and Kelly McCormick (“Atomic Blonde”) will produce the film through their company 87North, alongside Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Brittany Morrissey is overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.The project is described as a contained thriller in the vein of “Speed” and “Non-Stop” and can be shot on a closed set subject to COVID-19 shooting protocols. “Bullet Train” is being eyed for a fall shoot.Also Read: David Leitch to Direct Thriller 'Bullet Train' for SonyPitt most recently starred in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His other most recent acting credits include “Ad Astra” and “Deadpool 2,” which was directed by Leitch.He also served as an executive producer on “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Irresistible” and “Kajillionaire.” He is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.Also Read: Brad Pitt's Plan B Signs First-Look Deal With Warner BrosLeitch most recently directed “Deadpool 2” and “Hobbs & Shaw,” and served as executive producer on “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.” He is represented by WME, 42West and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.Read original story Brad Pitt Joins David Leitch’s ‘Bullet Train’ for Sony At TheWrap
Plus, we break down the film's numerous other "F&F" Easter eggs and references, including Helen Mirren's Mama Shaw and #JusticeforHan.
"We needed a rich world to build on his character,” Leitch explains of including Johnson's Samoan heritage into the film.
"Deadpool 2" director David Leitch and writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese reveal what could have been.
There is a line Deadpool can cross. Test audiences cringed at an end-credits scene implying the death of an infant — even though that infant was Adolf Hitler.
Deadpool's sidekick Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Yukio (Shioli Kutsana) are an item in the new sequel.
'Atomic Blonde' has great fights, Charlize Theron had to...dress the part? She tells Yahoo Movies action scenes in sexy clothes is 'a different reality'
'Atomic Blonde' contains the most amazing fight scene we've ever seen in an American movie; here are Yahoo Movies' picks of nine more that pack a wallop
While there are no plans now for 'John Wick'/'Atomic Blonde' crossover, Charlize Theron tells Yahoo Movies she trained with Keanu Reeves for 'Blonde' prep
'Atomic Blonde' director David Leitch talks to Yahoo Movies: 'maybe several sequels down the line, we figure out how to get John Wick into a time machine'
David Leitch has developed a reputation for his masterful orchestration of practical stunts and fight scenes — first as a stuntman, then as a stunt coordinator, and now as the shot caller behind the new Charlize Theron spy thriller, Atomic Blonde. If you’ve ever wondered how filmmakers like Leitch choreograph high-speed car chases, the director lets us in on a few secrets in our new installment of Instant Commentary (watch it above). Leitch narrates one of the film’s most pulsating sequences, which finds MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) speeding through the streets of Berlin while baddies hunt her and the man she’s protecting (Spyglass, played by Eddie Marsan).
It’s time to put down the chimichangas and get back to work. Ryan Reynolds and his merry band of mutants are looking to recapture the bleepin’ magic in Deadpool 2. After getting off to a bumpy start with the firing of director Tim Miller, the sequel to the 2016 blockbuster is humming along under the stewardship of new helmer David Leitch (John Wick). In addition to the returning players, the new film, due out June 1, 2018, adds fan-favorite character Cable (Josh Brolin), among others. With the cast and crew documenting the fun on social media, Yahoo Movie has collected the best behind-the-scenes pics for your viewing pleasure.
Thus, the film’s in-production sequel has plenty to live up to in the combat department, which may help explain why Fox hired stuntman-turned-director David Leitch — he of John Wick fame — to helm the highly anticipated follow-up. For those not in the know, 87Eleven Action Design is the gym/stuntwork studio/production company hybrid founded by Leitch and fellow John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski (who just directed John Wick 2).
Oscar-nominated actor for his role in 'Nocturnal Animals' is top choice — but not a lock — for much-buzzed about role opposite Ryan Reynolds, THR reports
Charlize Theron tries to save MI6 while the Berlin Wall crumbles behind her in director David Leitch's action-heavy spy flick
The two best American action movies of the past decade are Mad Max: Fury Road and John Wick. Thus, it sounds like an extremely shrewd idea to take the former’s star, Charlize Theron, and pair her with the latter’s director, David Leitch (who’s also helming Deadpool 2), for Atomic Blonde, a stylish, espionage-tinged beat-‘em-up. Opening with a scantily clad Theron taping a recording wire to her body, and then engaging in a prolonged bit of hand-to-hand combat in a hallway against two thugs, it’s a decidedly John Wick-esque brand of rugged, expertly choreographed violence.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, franchise star praises Tim Miller's work on the first film, expresses excitement about working with David Leitch on the sequel
Reported frontrunner for gig after exit of Tim Miller met with star Ryan Reynolds on Thursday, according to THR sources