Brad Pitt-led Bullet Train adds Sandra Bullock to ensemble roster
Just when it appeared like David Leitch’s Bullet Train had finished rounding out its ensemble roster, Deadline has taken word that the Brad Pitt-led cast has continued to expand by adding Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), marking the 1st time both actors together been employed by.
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Bullet Train will mark the eighth collaboration between Leitch and Pitt, who worked together in 1999 on  first;Fight Club on which Leitch worked being an uncredited stunt double for Pitt, accompanied by 2001’s The Mexican, Ocean’s Eleven and Spy Game, the latter two where he doubled again for Pitt and helped coordinate the fighting techinques stunts on the Tony Scott-helmed film. Leitch would again double for Pitt in 2004’s  once;Troy and 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith and would later reunite with the star in 2018’s Deadpool 2, where Pitt cameoed as Leitch and Vanisher directed.
Plot details for the film are increasingly being kept under wraps currently, but it is founded on japan novel Maria Beetle by Isaka Kotaro. The cast for the film, led by Pitt, already includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Andrew Koji (Warrior), Joey King (The Lie), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Michael Shannon (The Form of Water), Logan Lerman (Hunters), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Masi Oka (Spies in Disguise) and Bad Bunny (American Sole).
On top of directing, Leitch will supervise the script compiled by Zak Olkewicz (Fear Street). Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce the project via their company 87North alongside Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Training Day, The Equalizer) and Kat Samick (The Equalizer, Southpaw, Infinite). Ryosuke Yuma and Saegusa Terada are executive producing in behalf of Kotaro. Brittany Morrissey may be the executive overseeing the film for Sony Pictures.
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Leitch and McCormick recently signed a first-look deal at Universal and produced the action film Nobody, starring Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, february 26 that is slated for a, 2021 release. The duo is creating a biopic of Jutta Kleinschmidt also, the initial and only woman to win the brutal off-road endurance race called The Dakar Rally, along with the rights to her book Victory at Dakar My.
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