October 28, 2009
by admin / Mention News Projects

Jay Leno isn’t the only Hollywood celebrity with a hanger full of cars. Los Angeles is full of closet gear heads and, they’re lining up to do 20th Century Fox’s new racing movie, Go Like Hell.

The film is based on recently optioned book called “Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans”. Set in the 1960s, the book is the true story of the Ford motor company’s attempt to beat the exotic Euro auto manufacturers at their own game by hiring a crack team to beat them in European racing. It’s the 60s by the way which manes safety took a back seat to speed and race car drivers were as much daredevils as they were professionals. Blowing up halfway down the track wasn’t out of the question.

What’s most interesting about this project are the number of big names who may be involved. Producer Lucas Foster appeared this week on the Adam Carolla Podcast and talked endlessly about his plans for the film, including who might star in it. Lucas says, “I have a lot of interest from big actors. It would shock you the telephone calls that have come in from people.” In particular Foster says, “There’s a lot of conversation with my good friend, Brad Pitt.” He further confirmed that they’ve spoken to Josh Brolin while mentioning that he’s also interested in Russell Crowe, Matt Damon (for the role of Phil Hill), Eric Bana, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Thanks intothegrinder.

September 16, 2009
by admin / Projects

According to this article from Portugal, Brad (along with Al Pacino & Penélope Cruz) is gonna film a remake of the old Steve McQueen movie “Le Mans” (1971). Wolfgang Petersen will direct.

Source/discuss. Thanks Intothegrinder. This is unconfirmed.

Plot: Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world’s hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France. The race goes over 24 hours on 14.5 kilometers of cordoned country road. Every few hours the two drivers per car alternate – but it’s still a challenge for concentration and material. In the focus is the duel between the German Stahler in Ferrari 512LM and the American Delaney in Gulf Team Porsche 917. Delaney is under extraordinary pressure, because the year before he caused a severe accident, in which his friend Lisa’s husband was killed.

September 3, 2009
by admin / Projects

We hear that Tom Hanks — the narrator and executive producer of “Beyond All Boundaries,” the 4-D cinematic experience at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans — was able to land an all-star cast, including Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Connolly, James Cromwell, Viola Davis, Tobey Maguire, Gary Sinise and Elijah Wood. A visual, 4-D experience of the battles of World War II featuring stories, archival footage and advanced special effects.

Source/discuss. Thanks Intothegrinder. This is unconfirmed.

August 31, 2009

The american film star Brad Pitt arrived today to Avilés to work with the Niemeyer Center staff in order to define the terms of the future collaboration between him and the cultural center.

Source/discuss.


• x16 Avilés, Spain (08/30/09).

August 18, 2009
by admin / Projects

Contrary to the circulating rumor, the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ leading man won’t be seen portraying Sherlock Holmes’ archfoe, Moriarty, in the Guy Ritchie-directed action drama.

There will be no Brad Pitt in “Sherlock Holmes”. Warner Bros. Pictures has squashed the recent flying rumor suggesting that the star of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” has been recruited to play Holmes’ arch nemesis, Moriarty, in Guy Ritchie’s new take on the legendary detective and his crime-solving story.

“The report in today’s London Mirror is completely inaccurate. Brad Pitt is not joining the cast of Sherlock Holmes and we’re extremely pleased with the production of the film,” a studio-sanctioned statement, released Monday, August 17, read. “As planned, it will be released on Christmas Day, 2009.”

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August 17, 2009
by admin / Projects

DreamWorks Animation’s “Oobermind” has enlisted three new superheroes, with Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill set to lend their voices to the comedy set for release in fall 2010.

Ferrell replaces Robert Downey Jr. in the title role of a supervillain who imagines all his dastardly dreams coming true after defeating good-guy rival Metro Man (Pitt), only to find life quite boring without an adversary. To fill the void, Oobermind creates a new superhero, Titan (Hill), who also wants to be bad, forcing Oobermind to switch sides.

The three actors join Tina Fey, already onboard to play the reporter tasked with keeping track of the city’s confusing superhero situation.

“Oobermind,” produced by Lara Breay and Denise Nolan Cascino, is being directed by Tom McGrath, co-helmer of the “Madagascar” pics. The project would have marked the first major animation role for Downey, who exited due to scheduling conflicts.

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Thanks intothegrinder.

August 9, 2009

The Playlist has been great about uncovering info about the two upcoming Terrence Malick films, The Tree of Life and Voyage of Time. The Tree of Life is the feature starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt in a father/son tale about the loss of innocence. Voyage of Time is an IMAX documentary about, essentially, the birth and death of the universe. Both films feature work by Peter Parks, the macro photography guru who created amazingly beautiful (and affordable) effects images for Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain.

Read more/discuss. Brad would be narrating Voyage of Time. Very interesting and exciting however, unconfirmed.

July 19, 2009

Well I managed to update some of the subpages of SimplyBrad.com to give you more reliable information on things about ‘n around Mr Bradley.

For instance, I’ve updated the Bikes page with info (model, first spotted and where) along with a picture of all the bikes Brad has been spotted on since the year 2004. Quite a lot! But I don’t have info on all the bikes so if you know something I don’t: please email me.

Also updated:
Radio
Plan B
Television – Series
Guitar

June 23, 2009

Brad presented a Nick Drake Special on BBC radio 2, at 9pm on January 3, 2005 in London, UK. If you can provide more info, please contact me.

“I’m Brad Pitt and I’m a huge admirer of this english singer/singwriter who has influenced singers from REM to Radiohead to Norah Jones..”


• x03 Nick Drake Radio Special (01/03/05).

June 23, 2009
by admin / moneyball News Projects

At a time when expensive adult dramas keep striking out at the box office, it appears not even Brad Pitt and director Steven Soderbergh can entice a Hollywood studio to spend about $57 million on a baseball movie.

Pitt and Soderbergh, who were given a short window to set up their adaptation of the 2003 bestselling book “Moneyball” at a rival studio after Sony Pictures unexpectedly killed the project just three days before production was to begin today, have been turned down by Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures, which shared concerns about the film’s high budget and limited commercial appeal.

Sony movie chief Amy Pascal had given them the weekend to try and set the movie up at the two studios where they have the closest ties. Pitt’s production company is based at Paramount, and the actor and Soderbergh have made the “Ocean’s 11” movies at Warner.

On Friday, as first reported by industry trade paper Daily Variety, Sony’s Pascal pulled the plug on the production after Soderbergh turned in a rewrite of the script by Steve Zaillian that she found unacceptable, according to people close to the situation. A person informed about the matter said that Pascal had liked Zaillian’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, but when Soderbergh’s rewrite came in last Wednesday, she was surprised that there were “substantial changes.”

Pascal met with Soderbergh in her Culver City office to see if he was willing to revise his take, but the two couldn’t agree on a vision for the film. They also disagreed over Soderbergh’s plan to shoot the film in a more improvisational documentary style, the person said.

She then made a last-minute decision to scrap the production, shocking those who were about to start shooting, said one individual involved in the project.

By Monday, Paramount and Warner Bros. had already decided to pass. Read more. Thanks Gabriella.