Brad Pitt has continued the latest phase in his career by signing on as the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s next—and, reportedly, final—movie, The Movie Critic, following some fevered speculation over the role. Pitt is reportedly set to portray the character of Jim Sheldon, a fictional film critic, with strong speculation suggesting that this character may draw inspiration from William Margold, an actual film critic. Tarantino, in his book “Cinema Speculation,” referred to Margold as the “first-string film critic for the sex rag the Hollywood Press”. The film mark’s Pitt’s third collaboration with Tarantino, following acclaimed turns in Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but hasn’t acted since 2022, when he appeared in the truncate of Bullet Train, Babylon and The Lost City. He will next be seen alongside George Clooney in the Jon Watts thriller, Wolfs.