Brad Pitt’s racing film sparks studio bidding war

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The bidding war has started on the new racing film from Brad Pitt, who also has Jerry Bruckheimer as a producer.


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It looks like Brad Pitt’s latest film is being pulled in multiple directions as a massive bidding war started last Friday over where it was going to end up. The untitled racing film has generated a lot of interest among major Hollywood studios. The question is: “Where is it going to land?”

The film has Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) at the helm and is written by Paramount blockbuster writer Ehren Kruger and is also directed by legendary filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer. Although no information has yet been released, British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is involved to some extent. This movie’s recipe is driving the price up, which is why so many studios are chasing it with an open checkbook.

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So who are the main players involved in this bidding war? Well, at the moment we know that Paramount has joined as well as studios such as MGM, Sony, Universal and Disney, Netflix, Apple and Amazon are competing to lock down this major movie and get another hit. So far, the film has not found its way to a home. With Brad Pitt attached to the project, it shouldn’t be long before the film lands somewhere.

Brad Pitt has not appeared in a movie since early 2020. He plans to star in three films by 2022, including The lost city which also stars Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe. He will also play in High-speed train alongside Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny and Lady Gaga. The film tells the story of five assassins who travel on the same train and discover that each of their missions has something in common. The third film is Babylon. In this Pitt is joined by Oliva Wilde, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Eric Roberts and Flea to name a few. Not much is known about this movie yet, other than that it’s a period play set in Hollywood. However, from the cast, it looks like it could be another huge win for Brad Pitt.

In this whole new world of streaming movies, it would be a huge win for any studio as they might have another blockbuster on their hands. At one point, a movie going straight to a streaming service would be looked down upon, however, now things are very different. Just see the success of the $ 200 million budgeted Red notice. Obviously, these studios are not playing with the next blockbuster.

We’re also seeing more and more big Hollywood actors moving in this direction as well as directors and screenwriters. With cinemas still struggling, it seems studios are leaning more in that direction or at least adding it to their plates. And with a track record like Brad Pitt’s, I imagine it won’t be long before we find out where this film will take place. For now it’s a waiting game but once we have more news we’ll be sure to let you know. This news comes to us from Deadline.


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