Brad Pitt To Play Another Ridiculously Good-Looking Assassin

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Brad Pitt, or BP 2.0, is experiencing a career renaissance - and while the pandemic may have stopped him from appearing in any films during this dystopian nightmare of a year, rest assured that the Hollywood demi-god will return to screens in 2021.

After making the case for Hawaiian shirts and double-denim in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pitt will take a turn as an assassin named Ladybug in an adaptation of Kotaro Isaka's novel Maria Beetle, about a group of hitmen on a bullet train to Tokyo with different, contradictory orders.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has been "Tonally described as Speed, the Keanu Reeves action film set on a bus, meets Non-Stop, the 2014 Liam Neeson thriller set on a plane".

For obvious reasons, films that can be made on a contained set hold a lot of appeal right now.

Expect a subgenre of movies on planes, trains, and automobiles to define La La Land's cultural output for the next year or so.

David Leitch will direct, while Harvill Secker is due to publish an English-language version of Maria Beetle next year to coincide with the film's release.

Pitt previously starred as an assassin opposite Angelina Jolie in 2005's patently ridiculous Mr. and Mrs. Smith - aka the film that sustained the tabloid industry throughout the Noughties.

Here's hoping his Bullet Train co-stars are as genetically blessed as Jolie.