Pitt reconnected with director Leitch, who worked as his stunt double in “Fight Club,” and he described it as “a wonderful symmetry for two old friends.”
Action star Brad Pitt has made a comeback, reuniting with his own old stunt double, David Leitch, after winning the 2020 Academy Award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which he portrays a decrepit stuntman.
Bullet Train, a star-studded action thriller from Sony that follows five assassins on a Japanese train, is being directed by Leitch, who served as Pitt’s backup director on Fight Club.
The Hollywood Reporter quoted Pitt as saying, “He trained me for those fights and in a way he [was] helping me develop the character; now he’s a director with his own voice and own vernacular and I’m serving him, he’s the boss. ” Pitt recalled meeting Leitch during those early stunt double days at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere on Monday. Thus, there was lovely symmetry between the two longtime friends.
Pitt made fun of his character, calling him “the chump of the movie, it’s fair to say, and he’s just getting back into the game and trying to do stuff.” He has read a self-help book, received some counselling, and experienced a few epiphanies. He will now attempt to reach an amicable agreement with these sociopaths.
Pitt also said that, despite the fact that the movie required a lot of stunt work and that his character constantly got banged up, he didn’t sustain any actual on-set wounds whereas his younger co-stars did. I guess I’m just good at avoiding, he thought.
Leitch expressed excitement for fans to experience Pitt in a fresh way when it came to their reunion.
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The filmmaker remarked, “I believe people hadn’t seen Brad like this in a long time, possibly ever.” He had been itching to pursue comedy, and when we handed him this script, I believe he responded and recognised the qualities we did. Great characters are present, particularly [his character] Ladybug. He declared, “I can do this,” while chuckling around halfway through. Let’s go ahead, please. Let’s go, Leitchy!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, and Sandra Bullock make brief cameos in the ensemble film’s star-studded cast. Henry acknowledged that he was among the “young lads” hurt on the set (during a kick), but he added, “When you get the chance to work on a David Leitch movie with David Leitch choreography and David Leitch stunts, you want to do it — I did, and I had to sit down too. I’d definitely do it again.
In the movie, Henry and Taylor-Johnson are referred to as “the twins,” which, according to Henry, forged a very strong kinship between the two. “This person is like a brother to me. The Atlanta star referred to Taylor-Johnson as if he were his emergency contact. “He knows the secrets and where the bodies are; he has my passcodes and my garage door opener. Once you find someone like that, they become a permanent part of your life.
Taylor-Johnson shared same thoughts and referred to Henry as “my brother in arms on this one.” My accomplice in crime We practically became codependent on this one because we developed such a strong friendship and bond. As a result, I was anxious to shoot a day if I wasn’t with him. However, the opposing party was Brad Pitt, so it wasn’t too horrible.
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Taylor-Johnson claimed he was intrigued to the “originality” of the movie, which is based on a 2010 novel by Ktar Isaka, in addition to making a new best friend. “You sign up for a David Leitch movie and it has Brad Pitt involved and a bunch of stunts and a terrific cast in it, so it’s a no-brainer honestly,” he continued.