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Brad Pitt has been so busy trying to get things settled after his long-winded divorce from Angelina Jolie that we haven’t really seen him in any major blockbuster of late.
But he is truly back in action now, starring in Bullet Train, where he is facing off against just about every other cool famous person.
That includes Sandra Bullock, rapper Bad Bunny, Joey King, Hiroyuki Sanada, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Logan Lerman, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, and Michael Shannon.
John Wick‘s David Leitch, the guy who used to act as Pitt’s personal stunt double back in the day (Troy, Fight Club, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), is the co-director of this film based on the novel Maria Beetle by Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka.
The film follows Pitt as a hitman named Ladybug on a train in the middle of Japan, trying his hand at crime again with a mission to steal a briefcase.
But there are blood-thirsty assassins coming after him, making the film as action-packed as things can get, per HuffPost:
The trailer gives us a taste of the mayhem in store, as Pitt faces off against a coterie of killers on the high-speed train in a series of stunt-heavy set pieces.
Everything goes down at the direction of his handler played by Bullock, taking over the role from Lady Gaga, who exited the project over scheduling conflicts.
Lights, camera, action:
Bullet Train will be in theatres from July 15.
For this one, Leitch stuck to constructing the action sequences, while Pitt performed “95% of his physical stunts,” according to Greg Rementer, the stunt coordinator on Bullet Train:
“He’s like a natural-born athlete. He really got in there,” Rementer told Vulture last year. “Never have I ever done so many huge actors in one feature where all of them excelled at the physical movement of our training.
So Brad, Brian, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Koji — who was already a stud in terms of where he comes from with the show ‘Warrior’ — all these actors put out some great action and did a lot of their [own] stuff.”
Pitt and Bullock have agreed to a kind of quid pro quo arrangement to appear in each other’s movies, so besides this one, there’s also The Lost City.
We are terribly excited for that one as it gave a starring role to one of South Africa’s revolutionary jets.
Good to have you back, Brad.
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