It’s actually been quite a while since we’ve seen Brad Pitt on the big screen. The actor mostly sat out the pandemic and hasn’t had a bigger release since 2019 which saw him star in Ad Astra and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. But that’s about to turn around this year with the actor appearing in three different, highly-anticipated flicks. One of them, Bullet Train, promises to be a pretty exciting movie with a number of big names attached. And we are getting our (sort of) first look at the movie with a very different kind of trailer that was released today.
In the first look/ trailer for Bullet Train, we are treated more to a commercial than an actual look at the movie. With Brad Pitt as the voiceover, we get a look at an “advertisement” for NSL, and its bullet train. Pitt is extolling the ideas and virtues of travel in this world and why it is so important. We get all kinds of scenic looks at where the train can take its passengers and a sense that there is a big, wide-open world out there just ready to be explored. But by the end of the trailer, something much more sinister seems to be happening, with Pitt himself seeming very much like this ride isn’t necessarily all about being in the lap of luxury. Check out Brad Pitt in the trailer for Bullet Train.
Bullet Train is adapted from the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and is about five assassins who’ve all found themselves aboard the titular ride. Each apparently is on their own assignment, but there’s an overlap that will bring them all together and at odds before it’s all said and done. Brad Pitt plays Ladybug and we see from the trailer that he’s already been in at least one scrap. Joining him in the cast is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Koji, and Michael Shannon among others. Sandra Bullock also makes an appearance.
And there’s a good chance Brad Pitt and Bullet Train really dials up the action for this movie. That’s because David Leitch is at the helm. He’s already been behind the camera for Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, and Fast & the Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Plus, he had a hand in the first John Wick movie though it went uncredited at the time. That’s quite the list and gives a sense that this film will be almost non-stop in its approach, especially if the setting is confined to the train. There would seem almost no place to hide in this sense.
As for Brad Pitt, this is setting up to be quite the year for the actor. In addition to Bullet Train, he also has a couple of other movies set to hit the big screen. There’s going to be Lost City with the aforementioned Sandra Bullock as well as Channing Tatum. That is about a romance author who is kidnapped. It looks like it is trending more comedic. And then there is Damien Chazelle’s Babylon which will feature an all-star cast that includes Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Tobey Maguire, Eric Roberts, Spike Jonze, Lukas Haas, and many others. Bullet Train is set to hit theaters on July 15th of this year.