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
by admin / News Projects

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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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.

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• x16 Avilés, Spain (08/30/09).