Date: 3rd September 2002

Brad Pitt Pulls Out Of New Movie

Darren Aronofsky's new science fiction project has been generating a lot of interest, partly because the lead role was to be played by Brad Pitt.

It now looks as though Brad has backed out of Fountain, The (2003) in which he would have starred alongside Cate Blanchett. The reasons for his change of heart are reportedly a desire to appear in a different film based on Homer's 'The Iliad', according to Variety.

Brad is keen to play Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen directed film, 'Troy', in which Brad will travel into the past and future, experiencing love, death and immortality. The future of Fountain, The (2003) is looking uncertain after having already run into difficulties whilst it was delayed when co-star Cate Blanchett had her baby.

Source: Press Release