It’s kind of hard to believe, but somehow Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock have never worked together, despite all the times they probably shared movie theater marquees and “highest grossing” lists. That’s set to change in the upcoming film Bullet Train, as Sandra Bullock joins Brad Pitt for the film according to Deadline.
Bullet Train is based on the best-selling Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka. The story, described by the publisher as a dark, satirical thriller, centers on a comically luckless assassin named Nanao who is tasked with getting a suitcase off a train. Once onboard, though, he discovers that other assassins, including a baby-faced sadist and a pair of twins named after fruit, are after the same piece of luggage. The English-language translation of the book is scheduled to hit shelves in August 2021.
Bullock and Pitt will share the screen with Bryan Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Atlanta), Michael Shannon (Knives Out), Masi Oka (Heroes), Joey King (The Kissing Booth), Aaron Taylor Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Logan Lerman (the Percy Jackson films), and Andrew Koji (Warrior). David Leitch, who directed Deadpool 2 and produced John Wick, will direct. Zak Olkewicz will write the film.