September 1, 2012
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The last movie that Stephen Gaghan wrote and directed, Syriana, was able to nab an all-star cast that included George Clooney, Matt Damon, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, Tim Blake Nelson and more, and now it looks like the filmmaker has already found two A-listers for his next project. Gaghan is now set to direct the crime thriller Candy Store and both Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington are in talks to star.

THR says that the movie is about a deep-cover operative who hits restart on his life by becoming a beat cop in Brooklyn, but soon discovers that the “global organization he was dedicated to fighting is also operating in his new backyard.” The trade says that things are still very much in the early stages with both Pitt and Washington and that Jamie Foxx has also taken an interest in one of the parts.

Read more. Thanks Mickey.

April 12, 2012
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Back in February, Deadline revealed that Ridley Scott was aiming high for a nemesis to play alongside Michael Fassbender in The Counselor, with Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem on the wish list. I’m told now that Scott is on the verge of getting both actors into the movie. There are rumors swirling that Angelina Jolie is in discussions to play the female lead but that is less solidified. They’re all in talks for a film that starts production late June. Fox is negotiating to distribute, which was expected because of Scott Free’s first look deal that gave the studio first crack at the package. If all this works out, I can’t imagine Fox lets this one get away.

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May 13, 2011

I got off my ass and updated the following movie pages from the Projects section. I know not many of you venture there but I love these subpages very much. SB is all about the correct Brad information, whether it comes to his interviews or work or general information. These pages take some time but every now and then, I manage to find some. Enjoy. Still looking for some help on the Biography page please.

November 4, 2010
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Brad Pitt is negotiating to star in and produce Cogan’s Trade, a comedic crime saga that re-teams Pitt with Andrew Dominik, who directed Pitt in the gunslinger role in the 2007 Western The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. This time, Pitt will play Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that takes place during a high stakes poker game held under the protection of the mob.

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September 9, 2010
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As announced last week, Brad lend his voice to the New Orleans Saints documentary and various videos can be viewed (and listened to) at the official NFL website. Thank you LLM. I hope to add these videos and more to BP Media soon (can anyone help me get them?). I know I’ve been slacking.

May 7, 2010
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Every hot young actress in Hollywood wants to play the lead in Sony Pictures’ The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But will director David Fincher cast one of them — or go with an unknown? This is the studio’s next 3-film franchise based on Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy. It begins with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (there’s a very well-received Swedish version in theaters right now), and continues with The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. So what’s described to me as “creme de la creme” of young actresses are calling Sony execs as well as producer Scott Rudin and asking if they “can come in for a meeting” about it.

The problem is that director David Fincher “is not sure if he wants to go with an actress of any note or go with an unknown,” an insider tells me. “David’s process is very specific and private. He’s looking for authenticity and a degree of fierceness and believeability capable of delivering the intensity that the part on the page calls for.” I hear Sony execs think the bestseller itself is such a phenom, and the material so exciting, that the twentysomething female lead doesn’t need a name. On the other hand, they think the male lead does require a star, and the studio is waiting for an answer from Brad Pitt.

Read more. Thanks Intothegrinder.

April 29, 2010
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Brad Pitt is going to be a busy boy for the next year or so. With Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life and baseball flick Moneyball already on his to-do-list, he’s also been linked to feuding-families pic, The Hatfields and McCoys. That’s according to Robert Duvall, anyway.

Speaking to Hollywood Elsewhere during press for Get Low, Duvall revealed that Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper had met with Pitt to discuss the project. He went on to claim that Pitt will be playing “the main guy”, while he himself will co-star.

Benjamin Button scribbler Eric Roth has supposedly written a script, while fans of Crazy Heart will be pleased to hear that T Bone Burnett has been approached to do the music.

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February 7, 2010
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Despite the fact that Westerns are once more finding it tough to rope in audiences, CBS Films is hoping that an adaptation of long-running TV cowboy series Gunsmoke can overcome that little problem – and the likes of Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds are said to be up for the lead role of Marshal Matt Dillon*.

Gunsmoke (which aired as Gun Law some of the time over here) certainly has a history. It began in the early 1950s as a radio serial before transferring to TV in 1955 with James Arness taking over the role of Dillon in a half-hour version that was eventually expanded to an hour. Long considered one of the best US series of all time, it was also the longest running for many years, though the original Law & Order is about to best its season record.

Thanks to busra.

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February 3, 2010
by admin / plan b Projects

Paramount Pictures has picked up Michael Lewis’ upcoming book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.”

According to Variety, Brad Pitt is producing through his Par-based Plan B shingle.

The nonfiction book chronicles the recent free fall of the American economy, and features a large cast of characters.

No cast has been added, and no production date has been set.

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January 16, 2010
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A dark cloud has hovered over the George Miller sequel Happy Feet 2, ever since the unexpected death of one of the first film’s leading voices, Brittany Murphy. There’s been no word on who will replace the actress for the follow up but according to Movieline two of Hollywood’s biggest leading men have recently signed on.

Apparently, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon will both lend their voices to the animated feature Happy Feet 2. It’s the 3-D sequel to the wildly popular 2006 film, which will once again feature the talents of Robin Williams and Elijah Wood. Warner Bros, the studio behind the film refuses to comment on the casting news, but Movieline’s sources assure us that it’s a done deal. Not only are the actors in the movie, but they reportedly did some voice work earlier this week.

Thanks to Sandra.

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