Date: 23rd October 2020
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to join the ensemble cast of David Leitch's action movie "Bullet Train", starring Brad Pitt.
The film is adapting Kôtarô Isaka's novel Maria Beetle and while the film's exact plot has yet to be specified, the story sees five assassins finding themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are linked to one another. The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?
Pitt came on to the project in early July. He had been weighing his options since winning his first acting Oscar for Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" for playing stuntman Cliff Booth. Pitt is also attached to co-star with Emma Stone on the Damien Chazelle movie "Babylon", which moved back the start of production to 2021, creating an opening on his schedule for "Bullet Train".
Taylor-Johnson most recently appeared in Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" opposite John David Washington and Robert Pattinson. He will next appear in the action-spy feature, "The King's Man", a prequel to the "Kingsman" film series. His other credits include "A Million Little Pieces", David McKenzie's "Outlaw King", Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Godzilla", and Dave Lizewski's "Kick-Ass".
Kelly McCormick is producing through 87North with Antoine Fuqua. Kat Samick is executive producing along with Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of Ctb Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.
Source: Press Release