What could possibly ruin this action blockbuster with five assassins, one train, and 95 percent real-life stunts?”John Wick” filmmaker and former stuntman David Leitch has cast Brad Pitt in “Bullet Train,” which is inspired on Ktar Isaka’s comic novel “Maria Beetle.”Pitt is one of five assassins who board the titular locomotive in the first trailer for “Bullet Train,” and immediately realises that his job appears to be a little too similar to those of his friends. The film “Bullet Train” premiers in India on August 5th.
Sony’s official synopsis is as follows:“An original movie event, ‘Bullet Train’ is a fun, delirious action-thriller from the director of ‘Deadpool 2,’ David Leitch. Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic, diverse assassins — all with connected yet conflicting objectives — set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan.
Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, and Benito A Martnez Ocasio (aka Bad Bunny) complete an ensemble cast that includes a bevvy of behind-the-scenes and on-screen reunions.Beetz and Henry are both stars of FX’s “Atlanta,” while director Leitch served as Pitt’s stunt double on films such as “Troy,” “Fight Club,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” before becoming a director with breakout franchise “John Wick.””Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2,” and “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” were all directed by Leitch, so he knows a thing or two about stunts.Lady Gaga was said to be cast in the picture at one point, but the two parted ways in 2020 owing to schedule difficulties. Sandra Bullock, whose voice can be heard in the trailer, took over her role.
Pitt claimed that he did “95 percent” of his own stunts, demonstrating that his “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” alter ego netted him not just an Oscar but also some stuntman knowledge.In a statement, the studio said the action comedy film will be released in four languages — English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.