Cotillard to Star With Brad Pitt in Robert Zemeckis’ Spy Thriller

Marion Cotillard is in negotiations to co-star with Brad Pitt in Paramount, New Regency and Graham King’s untitled period spy thriller.

Robert Zemeckis is directing the pic from a script by Steven Knight.

King, who first developed the project and brought it to Pitt, will produce alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Knight, Jack Rapke, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.

The pairing of Pitt and Cotillard was almost not meant to be as the shoot date for this movie did not initially work with Cotillard’s schedule. She will next shoot the Fox and New Regency action pic “Assassin’s Creed” with Michael Fassbender.

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Brad Pitt to Star in Romantic Thriller from Robert Zemeckis

Brad Pitt will star in an untitled romantic thriller for Paramount with Robert Zemeckis directing from a Steve Knight script.

Graham King, who developed the project, is producing alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Jack Rapke, Knight, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.

Pitt was last seen in “Fury” and recently finished filming “By the Sea” with spouse Angelina Jolie, who’s starring and directing.

Zemeckis’ directing credits at Paramount include 1994’s “Forrest Gump” and 2012’s “Flight.” He is in post-production on “The Walk,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit as he crossed the Twin Towers on a tightrope, which is set for an October release from Sony.

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Scorsese to direct new short film, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Set to Star

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are set to star in an acclaimed director’s new short film project.

Newly-wed Brad Pitt, recent Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and Hollywood vanguard Robert De Niro are all part of Martin Scorsese’s short film.

Pitt and De Niro were recently seen out and about at the set while shooting the film in New York City.

Penned by Wolf of Wall Street writer Terence Winter, the short film is set to be screened for a campaign for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE).

This is the first on-screen collaboration between the three actors and the prestigious director.

Pitt, who was last seen in the big screen adaptation of the best selling novel World War Z and the Oscar nominated film 12 Years a Slave, recently made headlines due to his recent marriage to Angelina Jolie. He will next be seen in the world war 2 film, Fury.

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Brad Pitt: Born Again Book Nerd?

The past two days have been bookended by news from the front of Brad Pitt’s literary land-grab. Yesterday the Weinstein Company announced it had shifted the release date of “Killing Them Softly,” an adaptation of George V. Higgins’ Cogan’s Trade starring and produced by Pitt, to an Oscar-optimizing November 30. And word just got out that Pitt has been quietly developing an adaptation of IBM and the Holocaust, Edwin Black’s bestselling investigation into the computer conglom’s role assisting the Nazis to target Jews.

Perhaps literary evangelism is the most apt analogy for Pitt’s zeal for using his box office muscle to move challenging literary prizewinners from the rarefied microbrew-and-kale-salad haunts of the McSweeney’s generation to anyone within reach of a multiplex or the cable remote. Over the past decade, Pitt has undergone a self-generated conversion from matinee idol to serious-minded producer-actor and hardcore bibliophile, whose taste for ambitious, thought-provoking book-based material could give Scott Rudin — the Godfather of page-to-screen prestige pictures — a run for his money.

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Candy Store

The last movie that Stephen Gaghan wrote and directed, Syriana, was able to nab an all-star cast that included George Clooney, Matt Damon, Christopher Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, Tim Blake Nelson and more, and now it looks like the filmmaker has already found two A-listers for his next project. Gaghan is now set to direct the crime thriller Candy Store and both Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington are in talks to star.

THR says that the movie is about a deep-cover operative who hits restart on his life by becoming a beat cop in Brooklyn, but soon discovers that the “global organization he was dedicated to fighting is also operating in his new backyard.” The trade says that things are still very much in the early stages with both Pitt and Washington and that Jamie Foxx has also taken an interest in one of the parts.

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