The Netflix original film, War Machine, a provocative satirical comedy from David Michôd with Brad Pitt set to star in the leading role, will be exclusively available to members of the leading Internet TV service globally and in select theaters next year. Produced by Netflix and Brad Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce, War Machine brings together Brad Pitt with David Michôd, the acclaimed Australian writer and director behind Animal Kingdom and The Rover. Principal photography is scheduled to start in August.
War Machine comes to theaters in 2016.Read More
Paramount has bestowed World War Z 2 with an official summer 2017 release date. The sequel will continue the story set up in the 2013 blockbuster hit World War Z. Brad Pitt was confirmed to reprise his role as Gerry Lane shortly after the first movie opened and proved to be a success. Though, this next installment will have a new director, with The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona signing onto helm the latest chapter in the zombie apocalypse.
World War Z 2 will arrive in theaters June 9, 2017. That's the exact same day 20th Century Fox has set for its The Fantastic Four 2 sequel, which is already confirmed by the studio to bring back its original cast. In other release date news, it looks like Universal Pictures has set its sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for release on March 25, 2016. Comic book fans know this is the same date that Warner Bros. and DC plan to release their epic ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, perhaps the biggest superhero movie of all time. This is seen as perfect counter programming.Read More
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (American Hustle, The Dark Knight trilogy), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Brad Pitt (Fury, World War Z) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the Anchorman films, The Other Guys). The film also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River) and Marisa Tomei (Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Wrestler).
The film's screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), based on Michael Lewis' bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to "short" the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.Read More
Paramount Pictures, GK Films and New Regency today announced that Brad Pitt will star, and Robert Zemeckis (Flight, Forrest Gump) will direct, an original story by Steven Knight (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dirty Pretty Things) to be produced by Graham King (Rango, The Departed), who developed the project, alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey (Flight, Real Steel).
The epic story will be produced through King's GK Films banner with Jack Rapke (Flight, Real Steel), Knight, Patrick McCormick (Black Mass) and Denis O'Sullivan (The 5th Wave, The Young Victoria) serving as executive producers.Read More
Brad Pitt is in talks to star in his wife Angelina Jolie's next project, Africa. We first reported on this project back in Septmeber, when the director teamed with Skydance Productions for the drama, which is based on the true story of Richard Leakey and his fight against elephant poachers in the late 1980s. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently worked together on By the Sea, which marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort and the first time they will be seen on screen together since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the screenplay for Africa, which centers Richard Leakey's quest to stop Kenyan ivory poachers from killing elephants before they became extinct. Before he took on poachers, Richard Leakey made a name for himself as a paleo-archaeologist who helped find the bones of an early human man. Skydance has a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures, which is where the project is expected to land.Read More
Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale have signed on to star in the upcoming financial drama The Big Short. We first reported on this project back in March, when Adam McKay signed on to write and direct this adaptation of the best selling book of the same name by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side).
The story follows several individuals who were primarily responsible for the housing and credit bubble in the early 2000s, which lead to the financial crash that lasted between 2007 and 2010. Paramount wouldn't comment on the casting, and it isn't known what roles Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale may play. Variety reports that the adaptation will likely feature several A-list actors who have comparable roles, much like ensembles such as Traffic and The Counselor.Read More
Brad Pitt has signed on to produce the sci-fi thriller Alpha through his Plan B Productions, with Canadian filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns set to make his feature directorial debut. It isn't known if Brad Pitt plans on starring in Alpha at this time, but he will produce with his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.
Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson came up with the original story and will write the screenplay himself. While no specific story details were given, the plot is said to be a sci-fi survival tale that is compared to the works of Jack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang).Read More