Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving Join Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie in ‘Babylon’

Damien Chazelle’s ode to the golden age of Hollywood, Babylon, is filling out its sprawling cast as it heads into production later in June.

Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Flea, Rory Scovel, Samara Weaving, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne and Damon Gupton have joined the Paramount period drama written by Chazelle, who will also direct.

The actors join Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Katherine Waterston.

Set in the late 1920s during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of multiple characters. Around town, the project has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”

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Brad Pitt granted joint custody of children with Angelina Jolie in tentative ruling

The actor Brad Pitt was granted joint custody of his five underage children with his former wife, actor Angelina Jolie, in a tentative ruling, sources confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday.

Pitt, who split from Jolie in 2016, was granted a request to adjust the current custody agreement to allow him more time with his children, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The new arrangement tentatively splits Pitt’s legal custody equally with his ex-wife.

Court documents in the ongoing custody dispute were sealed from public record in 2017 out of concern for the minor children.

Attorneys for Pitt filed a motion Monday in support of a sealed custody order, requesting notice to the court that Judge John W. Odenkirk “has conducted an extensive proceeding over the past six months in a thorough, fair manner and reached a tentative ruling and order after hearing from experts and percipient witnesses.” The motion was made to “correct” the record against “factual and legal inaccuracies” made by Jolie’s legal team in opposition.

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Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation sues its former executive director

The legal saga embroiling the Make It Right Foundation, the Brad Pitt-founded housing nonprofit formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, is entering what could be a messy new chapter.

As first reported by Doug MacCash for The Times­­–Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, the embattled foundation has sued former executive director Tom Darden III and other erstwhile top officials in New Orleans Civil District Court. The suit alleges that Darden and others misled fellow foundation leaders, Pitt included, and partook in widespread project mismanagement from 2007 through 2016. Per the suit, Darden and other former executives should be held responsible for any damages imposed by the court stemming from lawsuits over the “faulty construction or shoddy design” of Make It Right-built homes.

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The Story Behind Enroot: The Filipina-Founded Sparkling Teas Backed By Brad Pitt

I think a lot of people want to know—what is Brad Pitt’s involvement in Enroot?

When it comes to Brad, part of my role is to really listen to his instincts and direction, and work to execute on that vision. For example, he led the creative for the branding and packaging, even sketching out trees and roots for our logo, and he pushed us to look at the alternatives to using plastic bottles and caps. He also honed-in on how to convey our values through Food, Family, Farms and to partner with an independent third-party in sustainability such as SCS Global Services. He brought the idea of bringing in expert chefs and tasted every iteration of our recipes, until we collectively found our sweet spots. He advocated for our give back to the James Beard Foundation’s women’s leadership programs, and is integral in key pitch meetings.

Brad Pitt sketching the Enroot logo

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Academy Awards 2021

On Sunday, Brad Pitt presented the award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2021 Oscars. Amanda Seyfried, Youn Yuh-jung, Glenn Close, Maria Bakalova and Olivia Colman were nominated for the high honor, but Yuh-jung took home the trophy for her role in ‘Minari.’

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One of the most “stars are just like us” moments at Sunday’s Academy Awards happened while Yuh-jung Youn was on stage becoming a winner among them.

“Mr. Brad Pitt, finally. It’s nice to meet you,” she said to crowd laughs after being presented the award for best supporting actress by Pitt, last year’s winner for best supporting actor. “Where were you while we were filming? It’s an honor to meet you.”
Youn, who won for her role in “Minari,” chalked up her reaction backstage to being star-struck. She’s been a longtime fan, she said, and “maybe I blacked out a couple of seconds.”

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Yuh-Jung Youn on the ‘Impossible Dream’ of Working Again with ‘Minari’ Exec Producer Brad Pitt

Youn met “Minari” executive producer Pitt for the first time during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night.

Youn was also asked backstage about collaborating with “Minari” Plan B executive producer Brad Pitt, whom she met for the first time on Sunday night during the Oscars show, and what kind of film she’d want to next team with him on. “It will never happen with my English. I don’t dream [an] impossible dream. I don’t think so,” she said. “No answer.”

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Brad Pitt Joins Sandra Bullock in Paramount’s ‘Lost City of D’ in Cameo Role

Brad Pitt is reuniting with Sandra Bullock for Lost City of D, Paramount’s romantic action-adventure comedy that also stars Channing Tatum.

The move is actually a friendly quid pro quo as it follows Bullock making a cameo appearance in Pitt’s action movie Bullet Train, which recently wrapped production with director David Leitch shooting for Sony. When Bullock, who is producing as well as starring in D, saw an opportunity for a fun casting, she reached out to her pal, who said yes.

Adam and Aaron Nee are directing D, which is described as an old-fashioned star vehicle as well as a screwball adventure featuring mismatched leads, witty repartee and of course, romance.

Per the studio, the story centers on a reclusive romance novelist who is sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model. That is, until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.

Bullock is the author while Tatum is the model. Pitt’s role is being kept hidden in the temple ruins, but it is said to be a cameo.

 
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