Bullet Train Funko Pops Are On Sale Now

Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt got mixed reviews from critics, but the movie certainly has its fans. It may not break any new ground, but it is a fun summer film that did well enough to merit a wave of Funko Pop figures. It includes Pitt’s Ladybug character alongside The Wolf (Benito A. Martinez Ocasio a.k.a. Bad Bunny), and the anime-style character Momomon. If you’re lucky, the Chase version of the Ladybug Funko Pop will show up on your doorstep. It removes the glasses and the hat and adds some battle damage.

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PS. This isn’t the first official Funko pop of Brad, there is also a Tyler Durden one for sale. It’s awesome!

Damien Chazelle Will Present ‘Babylon’ Footage at TIFF

It turns out, that not only will Damien Chazelle be having an “In Conversation With …” at TIFF, but he will also be presenting exclusive footage of his upcoming “Babylon.”

Not much else is currently known about what will be shown. Maybe it’s the same trailer shown at Comic-Con earlier this summer or maybe, as I’m being told, it’s actual non-interrupted footage of “Babylon.”

TIFF boss Cameron Bailey will be moderating the conversation with Chazelle on Monday, September 12th. The “La La Land” filmmaker will talk about his impressive directorial career and what lies ahead in the future for him.

“Babylon” is currently slated to roll out in theaters on Christmas Day. The film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva and Jean Smart. It is said that Chazelle’s upcoming epic runs at a whopping 3 hours.

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Damien Chazelle’s latest film “Babylon” dazzled with its Old Hollywood glamour and other more eccentric charms and mayhem at CinemaCon on Thursday, one of the showpieces of Paramount’s presentation.

Chazelle’s film, which is a “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” reunion of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, has a lot of style, some jazz but also some madcap humor, including a closing scene to the trailer in which Pitt’s producing tent is precariously located next to where an elaborate battlefield is staging a period war scene, only for a spear to come flying in inches next to his head. Don’t worry, he was unfazed and merely used the moment to berate his prop’s guy.

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Vogue

Brad Pitt has been busy this summer making his press rounds for his new film Bullet Train—you may have seen him rock a fabulous linen skirt on the red carpet. But behind the scenes, the actor has been quietly working on a new passion project all together: designing a fashion line. Pitt is the cofounder of a new luxury cashmere line titled God’s True Cashmere, along with close friend Sat Hari, a jewelry designer and holistic healer. Their new collection officially launches in Selfridges today. It’s the first major department store, and first retailer in the UK, to carry the line marking a new chapter for the brand. (The brand was first carried by Paola Russo’s curated boutique Just One Eye in LA. The boutique proved to be a key supporter for the brand and integral to its growth.) “It felt like a natural evolution,” Pitt tells Vogue over Zoom of the line’s expansion. “[Selfridges] curates really well.”

Read more. This interview is featured in the september issue of Vogue (UK).


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The New Indian Express

Brad Pitt tells Adam Stone about making his latest release, Bullet Train, during the lockdown, being directed by his former stuntman, and getting older

What was your reaction when you were pitched Bullet Train?
I like to think of it as the perfect movie for right now. It’s a great heist movie with really funny stuff happening. We have an amazing cast, which I was very happy to be asked to work with at a time when not many people were able to work. I felt very lucky to be a part of it.

Would you say this movie saved you during lockdown?
Sure. Like everyone, I went a little stir-crazy, got a little depressed and went a little bit cuckoo during that whole time, so when (director) David Leitch came to me with this, I couldn’t wait to get going. The script came along at that really dark period of lockdown, before we knew how we were going to get out of it, and it was just so damn funny. It had so many great parts, which meant we could attract a great cast.

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Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation to pay $20.5M to owners of faulty post-Katrina homes

Almost four years ago, residents of homes built by the Make It Right Foundation, a futuristic post-Hurricane Katrina housing development founded by Brad Pitt, sued the Hollywood superstar and his associates for defective design and building practices, breach of contract, and fraud.

Late Tuesday, attorneys for the Make It Right Foundation and the affected residents told Orleans Parish Civil District Court that they had agreed on a settlement meant to make all residents of the development whole.

Make It Right will pay owners of the homes it built in the Lower 9th Ward $20.5 million, according to court documents. Though only six homeowners are named in the lawsuit against Make It Right, the class-action lawsuit settlement applies to all of the homeowners unless they choose to opt out.

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‘Bullet Train’s Director & Producer Talk Brad Pitt, New Technology, IMAX, and More

During the fun and informative conversation, they revealed why they made Bullet Train after Hobbs & Shaw, Leitch’s history of being Brad Pitt’s stunt double, working with Pitt and Bad Bunny, the new technology used on the film, why they love IMAX and if they’ll use it on their next film, The Fall Guy, with Ryan Gosling, how they pulled off filming most of the movie on a Sony soundstage in Culver City, and how they stage action.

Well, what I’m curious about is everyone in Hollywood is looking to cast Brad in a movie. He gets sent every script in town and basically, you know, he gets offered everything. So did your history give you the leg up to getting him in this movie? Had you been talking about working together for a while?

LEITCH: We had. I was really humbled to find out, he’d been watching my career since I started to move into second unit directing and directing. Obviously, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, he knew those things. We reunited on Deadpool 2 for that cameo. And he was like… He was a huge fan of the first film and he was also a fan of Ryan’s, and so to get him to do that, we got to reunite again. And he was just starting to see me as a filmmaker. So yeah, then it was a touch point, hey, we should find something.

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Pitt Keeps a ‘Sh*t List’ of Actors He Won’t Work with, Says Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Don’t get on Brad Pitt’s bad side.

The Oscar winner apparently keeps a “shit list” of actors he won’t work with, according to “Bullet Train” co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

“He is in a new chapter of his life, I think,” Taylor-Johnson explained of Pitt during the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

While Pitt is a “humble and gracious human being,” Taylor-Johnson added that the actor expects the same from co-stars in return. “He just wants to bring light and joy into the world and be around people who are there to have a good time,” the “Kraven the Hunter” lead said. “You work with many actors and after a while you start making notes: ‘I am definitely not working with this person ever again.’ Brad has this list too: the ‘good’ list and the ‘shit’ list.”

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Lauren Lloyd on how she discovered young, pimply Brad Pitt

The director of an obscure Serbian film has shared the moment she “discovered” award-winning actor Brad Pitt as a young adult looking for his silver-screen debut, and how she was almost turned off giving him his start.

Before the fame of blockbuster productions like Ocean’s Eleven and Mr & Mrs Smith, a pimply but “electrifying” a 21-year-old Pitt responded to a casting call from the agency of Lauren Lloyd, former executive vice-president of Hollywood Pictures and Trust Sony pictures.

Lloyd described her first meeting with the young wannabe who would become a megastar back in the ’80s to Aussie podcast What is Was Like.

“So this kid walks in and I think he had done maybe one or two episodes in a soap opera … and I was like, who’s this kid? But it was like God walking in” Lloyd told the podcast.

“So I said ‘sit down and talk to me’, and he had kinda bad skin… but he seemed very calm for being one so young and non-experienced.”

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