Director: David Leitch
Writers: Kôtarô Isaka, Zak Olkewicz
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz
Director and former “John Wick” stuntman David Leitch has tapped his longtime collaborator Brad Pitt to star in “Bullet Train,” based on the graphic novel “Maria Beetle” by Kōtarō Isaka. The first trailer for “Bullet Train 2022” shows Pitt as one of five assassins boarding the titular engine, and he quickly discovers that his mission seems too similar to that of his companions. “Bullet Train” premieres on July 15.
Here’s the official synopsis from Sony: “An original movie event, ‘Bullet Train’ is a hilarious and wacky action thriller from ‘Deadpool 2’ director David Leitch. Brad Pitt leads a cast of eclectic and diverse assassins, all with connected but conflicting goals, against the backdrop of a nonstop journey through modern Japan.
Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon and Benito A Martínez Ocasio round out a cast that scores a host of reunions both behind and in front of the camera.
Beetz and Henry are stars of FX’s “Atlanta,” while director Leitch was Pitt’s stunt double on films like “Troy,” “Fight Club” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” before becoming director of the successful “John Wick” franchise.
Leitch also directed “Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2,” and “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” so the director knows a thing or two about creating stunts.
Pitt said he performed “95 percent” of his own stunts, proving that his “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” alter ego earned him more than just an Oscar, but also some background information. double.
“We were lucky enough to be shooting in Los Angeles during a time when the artists were ready to get back to work and to have Brad on the project, fresh off an Oscar win and with a great script by Zak Olkewicz, really brought in the best people.” “. Leitch told Vulture. “We were able to safely get people back to work during a pandemic, which is pretty amazing.”