December 30, 2013

Brad Pitt makes a cameo in the upcoming “22 Jump Street”, according to Radar Online.

The 50-year-old was roped into playing himself as a college librarian by Jonah Hill, who co-starred with Pitt in “Moneyball”.

The sequel to 21 Jump Street sees hapless cops Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Hill) continue their undercover work while on campus.

In an attempt to blend in with their fellow students Jenko joins the football team while Schmidt becomes part of the art clique as they try to crack their case.

During their investigation the pair stumble upon Pitt inside the campus playing himself as a low-paid librarian.

The talented star then purposefully does some dodgy acting that doesn’t go un-noticed by the two undercover cops.

“The scene is very funny and the guys had a great time doing it”, a source tells Radar Online. “Brad was a great sport and the producers were thrilled that he took part.”

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December 25, 2013
by admin / Rumored Project

Joseph Kosinski is directing the Fox car-racing project, which seeks to adapt the book written by A. J. Baime.

Brad Pitt might be re-teaming with Tom Cruise for their first feature together since 1994’s Interview With the Vampire.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Pitt is being courted to star alongside Cruise in Go Like Hell, Fox’s racing movie based on Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans, written by A. J. Baime.

Cruise is attached to portray car designer Carroll Shelby in the project, which has Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) in the director’s chair.

Lucas Foster and Alex Young are producing the true story of the competition between the Ford Motor Company and Italian sports car designer Enzo Ferrari, which culminated at the 1966 Le Mans race.
Pitt was attached to star in the project when it had Michael Mann on board as director back in 2009. He remained interested in the project and has had talks with the new team. With Kosinski supervising the writing — brothers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth have written a new draft — a new script is in the actor’s hands.

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April 4, 2013
by admin / Rumored Project

After directing last year’s sadly overlooked police thriller End of Watch, complete with stellar performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, we learned that David Ayer was going into World War II for his next film, Fury. QED International picked up the script from Ayer back in February for a cool million, their biggest spec script deal ever. Now the project is heating up as Deadline reports Brad Pitt is currently in final negotiations to star in the film set in 1945 during the final days of the war as the Nazi regime is collapsing. The story focuses on five crew members of an American tank called Fury as they head into battle.

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January 27, 2013
by admin / Rumored Project

Fincher had been attached to direct a reboot of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for Disney. Sources say there is still a possibility he could do that project next and hold off on “Gone Girl.” In October, Variety first reported that Disney had placed a three-month hold on the director as it decided whether to move forward. During this time, Fincher began courting his frequent collaborator Brad Pitt for the role of Ned Land, played by Kirk Douglas in the 1954 film version of “Leagues.”

The Pitt casting never came though, and the studio is still deciding what to do with the project, insiders say. Fincher had begun looking for other projects in case “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” fell through.

Fincher is also still attached to helm “Dragon Tattoo” sequel “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” and Sony wants to get the next installment off the ground. Screenwriter Steve Zaillian is currently working on a pilot for HBO and hasn’t had time to pen the script, one reason Fincher was looking for other projects until a script is ready.

After a diverse bunch of adaptations including “Fight Club,” “Zodiac,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Social Network,” Fincher’s adaptation of bestseller “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” for Sony grossed more than $230 million worldwide.

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January 10, 2013
by admin / Rumored Project

Brad Pitt is circling the title role in Warner Bros‘ Pontius Pilate, the drama about one of history’s most vilified figures. The studio acquired a script by Woman On Top scribe Vera Blasi with Mark Johnson producing through his Gran Via banner. Pitt is not committed, but it could well move that way quickly.

I revealed this project last summer, when the studio acquired Blasi’s script. I got hold of a draft and it’s very strong stuff and has the makings of a compelling period big budget film. This script follows the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Promised a military governorship in Egypt, Pilate is instead assigned by Tiberius to become the prefect of Judea, at a time when Jerusalem was a cauldron of religious tensions between various factions of the Jewish faith. Pilate veers from the political fast track into the express lane to hell and historical infamy. Rather than a straight ahead Biblical film, Blasi’s script reads almost like a Biblical era Twilight Zone episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head. His arrogance and inability to grasp the devoutness of the citizenry and its hatred for the Roman occupiers and their pagan gods leads him to make catastrophic decisions.

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October 21, 2012
by admin / Rumored Project

We’re almost a full year from when “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” hit theaters, and we’re still no closer to figuring out what David Fincher’s next feature film will be. Of course, not that he’s been sitting around idle — he has spent the bulk of 2012 producing and directing “House Of Cards,” the Netflix and Media Rights Capital series that will hit the streaming service next year. And while “The Girl Who Played With Fire” won’t be coming anytime before 2014, with Fincher saying in August he’s “trying to figure [it] out,” a past collaborator could kickstart a project that’s been brewing for a while.
Variety reports that Disney has placed Fincher on a three month hold as they decide the fate of his long-developing “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.” The project is certainly ambitious, with Fincher previously teasing that it would be in 3D, be 70% CG and feature motion-capture work, and the last word we heard on it was that he’d hired his “Se7en” scribe Andrew Kevin Walker last fall to write the script. Essentially, the short version of this is that it’s an expensive movie and Disney, still bruising from “John Carter,” and having watched “The Lone Ranger” go over budget as well, will likely be checking every angle before saying yes or no. But could a major star change their mind?

Fincher is said to be courting his “Se7en,” “Fight Club” and “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” star Brad Pitt for the lead role of Ned Land, with an older A-list type being sought for Captain Nemo. Of course, reps for Pitt stress that he’s not committed to anything right now, and like other A-list actors of his caliber, Pitt generally has many options to choose from. The only movie he’s firmly attached to is James Gray’s “The Gray Man,” which the filmmaker told us this spring might be his next effort.

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