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Don’t let Brad Pitt’s Ladybug fool you in “Bullet Train.” In the trailer alone for the action comedy, Pitt’s curiously code-named assassin gets table-slammed, stabbed, thrown through a glass door and pulled out of the high-speed Japanese train.

Not a problem for Pitt. Even at the road-tested age of 58, the Oscar-winning star had his stunt double-turned-director, David Leitch, watching his back.

“Yeah, it was always, ‘If it’s going to hurt, get Leitch,’ ” says Pitt of their early days as a team, laughing during a Zoom call with Leitch, 46. “I’ve never had a stunt double like Dave, that kind of collaboration. It’s just different now. And then he becomes a director, full circle. It’s just an amazing story. This kind of thing doesn’t happen.”

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Locarno Opens With ‘Bullet Train’, Surprise Brad Pitt Virtual Appearance

Locarno kicked off its latest edition on Wednesday evening with the international festival premiere of David Leitch’s latest action-comedy Bullet Train and a surprise video call from Brad Pitt to celebrate the event’s 75th anniversary.

Bullet Train received hearty applause and cheers from festivalgoers as the screening was introduced with a surprise video call from the movie’s star Brad Pitt.

“Congratulations to the whole festival crew on your 75th anniversary. It’s a fantastic achievement and what an honor it is for us to be a part of this festival with our movie Bullet Train,” he said.

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Pitt’s Ladybug in upcoming Bullet Train is the ‘most fun’ role of his career

Hollywood star Brad Pitt says he found the “most fun” role of his career in Ladybug, “a chump” of an assassin, in the upcoming action film, Bullet Train.

The Oscar-winning actor headlines the Sony project directed by Deadpool 2 filmmaker David Leitch, who previously served as Pitt’s stunt double in many movies such as Fight Club and Troy.

Pitt said Bullet Train came to him at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic and felt like a breath of fresh air.

“When this script came along, it was like five- six months into the pandemic. There was this air of depression, we were all getting a little crazy and this film was a really funny piece,” he added.

“Also concurrently, it was with an old friend of mine David Leitch. We had an actor-stuntman relationship. He was my stunt double for Fight Club, Mexican, Troy and Mr and Mrs Smith. So it was really to come back around a full circle. But this time Leitch, my man, was the boss,” Pitt said during a virtual global press conference of the film.

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