It has been 13 years since Oscar winners George Clooney and Brad Pitt had final shared the large display along with The Coen Brothers’ 2008 black comedy crime pic Burn After Reading, and now it appears just like the acclaimed duo have lastly discovered their subsequent venture.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney and Pitt are presently connected for the main roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts’ forthcoming untitled thriller movie. The outlet notes that the venture has triggered considered one of this 12 months’s largest bidding wars, with a number of studios together with Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly competing towards one another for the rights to the high-profile movie together with streamers comparable to Netflix, Apple, and Amazon.
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Further particulars concerning the untitled movie’s plot and characters are nonetheless being saved underneath wraps, however it’s being described as thriller centered round two lone wolf fixers, who wind up getting assigned to the identical job.
The venture shall be written, directed, and produced by Jon Watts. This marks the filmmaker’s first non-Marvel venture in an extended whereas after solely engaged on the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movies for the final six years. In addition to the untitled thriller, Watts can be presently engaged on two different main tasks together with Spider-Man: No Way Home which is ready to debut this December; and Marvel Studios’ long-awaited Fantastic Four reboot.
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The thriller pic shall be produced by Clooney by his Smokehouse Pictures banner, and Pitt by his Plan B Entertainment. The outlet notes that the potential acquisition deal may lead to an eight-figure vary payday for each A-listers.
Clooney and Pitt’s unbelievable chemistry was first seen within the blockbuster Ocean’s 11 movies, the place they portrayed the roles of heist masterminds Danny Ocean, and Rusty Ryan, respectively. Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy trilogy had earned a mixed gross of over $1 billion on the worldwide field workplace.