Sandra Bullock boards Brad Pitt's action thriller 'BULLET TRAIN'
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Sandra Bullock is the latest to join Sony’s star-studded assassin film - Bullet Train.
Sources confirm the 56-year-old Oscar winner is poised to co-star in what will be her first collaboration with fellow Ocean's Eleven universe co-star, Brad Pitt.
Pitt previously signed onto star in Sony's action thriller back in early 2020. Shortly after, Pitt’s former stunt double - David Leitch - signed on to direct and co-write an adaptation based on the popular Japanese novel Maria Beetle written by Kotaro Isaka.
Zak Olkewicz, writer of R.L. Stine’s upcoming Fear Street adaptation, co-wrote the script, which has been described as a mix between Bullock’s early 90’s bullet bus extravaganza Speed meets Liam Neeson’s transatlantic air-thriller Non-Stop. Isaka’s novel follows five assassins, each with conflicting motives who discover their missions are intertwined. From the little I was able to gather, one of Isaka's characters is a former professional killer who boards the train to exact revenge on an enemy who seriously injured his/her son.
Bullock’s role has yet to be revealed but there’s a strong likelihood Bullock, along with fellow cast mates - Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Koji and Michael Shannon - will all get in on the action.
There's no word where this sits in Sony's production schedule but with Bullock on board, I wouldn't be shocked to see a 2021 production date confirmed fairly soon.