Brad Pitt to Star in Romantic Thriller from Robert Zemeckis http://t.co/gkixd7u8bbBrad Pitt will star in an untitled romantic thriller for Paramount with Robert Zemeckis directing from a Steve Knight script.
— Variety (@Variety) February 6, 2015
Graham King, who developed the project, is producing alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Jack Rapke, Knight, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.
The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.
Pitt was last seen in “Fury” and recently finished filming “By the Sea” with spouse Angelina Jolie, who’s starring and directing.
Zemeckis’ directing credits at Paramount include 1994’s “Forrest Gump” and 2012’s “Flight.” He is in post-production on “The Walk,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit as he crossed the Twin Towers on a tightrope, which is set for an October release from Sony.
King and Knight are also partnered on the action-thriller “The Red Circle,” a remake of the French film “Le Cercle Rouge,” reset in Hong Kong. Knight wrote the script and is producing under GK Films.
Knight’s credits include “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and “Dirty Pretty Things.”He also directed Tom Hardy in “Locke.”
King produced “Rango” and “The Departed.”
UPDATE: Sources say the Brad Pitt movie is set during WWII... http://t.co/ayMTpyWO0H
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) February 6, 2015
Movies | By on February 6, 2015 @ 11:56 am
Graham King is among the producers of the “epic” film, which is based on an original story by Steven KnightBrad Pitt is set to star in a sweeping romantic thriller that Robert Zemeckis will direct based on an original story by Steven Knight, it was announced Friday by Paramount Pictures, GK Films and New Regency.
Graham King developed the “epic” project and will produce through his GK Films banner alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey, while Jack Rapke and Knight will executive produce with Patrick McCormick (“Black Mass”) and Denis O’Sullivan (“The 5th Wave”).
The untitled film is set during WWII, an individual with knowledge of the script told TheWrap.
Zemeckis’ credits at Paramount include the 1994 blockbuster “Forrest Gump,” for which he won an Oscar, as well as the hit 2012 drama “Flight,” which received two Oscar nominations. Zemeckis is currently in post-production on the Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie “The Walk,” which Sony will release in October.
King and screenwriter Knight are also partnered on a remake of the action thriller “The Red Circle,” which will be set in Hong Kong.
Pitt is preparing to film a supporting role in Adam McKay’s Paramount movie “The Big Short,” and he’s also in negotiations to reteam with wife Angelina Jolie on Paramount’s sweeping drama “Africa.” He’s represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, while Zemeckis is repped by WME.