Date: 28th September 2021
George Clooney and Brad Pitt are currently attached for the leading roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts' forthcoming untitled thriller film. The outlet notes that the project has triggered one of this year’s biggest bidding wars, with multiple studios including Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly competing against each other for the rights to the high-profile film along with streamers such as Netflix, Apple, and Amazon.
Watts is set to write, direct and produce with Clooney producing through Smokehouse Pictures and Pitt through his Plan B Entertainment.
The storyline, which is largely being kept secret, follows two lone-wolf fixers who are assigned to the same job. Big paydays in the eight-figure range for both stars, who appeared together in the Ocean's 11 movies, are being reported.
In addition to their work in the "Ocean's 11" franchise, both Pitt and Clooney re-teamed for the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading". Pitt is fresh off an Oscar win for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". Clooney is directing Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan in this fall's "The Tender Bar". Watts has directed all three of the most recent Spider-Man films. His latest entry, "Spider-Man: No Way Home", debuts this winter.
Source: Press Release