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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | December 15, 2008 |


This week, in Brad Pitt news, word is out that Pitt will be starring in a movie that’s neither a remake nor a sequel, so it’s already an unusual entry into our industry coverage. A few months ago, he and his Plan B production company bought the rights to David Grann’s forthcoming book, The Lost City of Z. It’s about explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, who in 1925, traveled to the Amazon in search of an advanced civilization. He and his son, Jack, disappeared, and were never seen again. Pitt will play Fawcett. Director James Gray (We Own the Night) has been attached as director, which is kind of unfortunate because We Own the Night kind of blew. The one interesting note is that Fawcett was apparently the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

In other Brad Pitt news, a couple of new photos from the set of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds have come out. I don’t have much to offer, except to say that I hope this is Tarantino’s version of Stripes. It’s been a while since we had a good military comedy.

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Also Pitt releated: Wes Anderson recently directed Brad Pitt in a Japanese cell phone commercial. It certainly looks like a Wes Anderson piece, but otherwise, I can’t make any goddamn sense of it.

Finally, because this is how Monday’s should start, here’s Mr. Pitt vs. James Gandolfini:

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Don't Condenscend Me, Man. I'll F**kin' Kill Ya, Man

The Brad Pitt Round-Up / Dustin Rowles

Trade News | December 15, 2008 | Comments ()



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