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Brad Pitt Starring in 'The Gray Man'?

Brad Pitt Starring in 'The Gray Man'?

Brad Pitt may be starring in the upcoming drama, The Gray Man, according to multiple reports.

The 47-year-old actor is in negotiations to play a CIA operative-turned-assassin in the James Gray-directed project.

The lead character, who is targeted by a powerful multinational corporation, “must fight his way across Europe and past special forces teams from around the world in order to save the life of his handler and the handler’s family,” Deadline reports.

Brad is currently filming the zombie movie, World War Z, in England.

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He’s evolved to become a great actor (ie.. TCCBB, and Tree of Life) and has picked some interesting projects since he’s been with Angelina. This will be Brad’s 3rd movie in a row. It’s nice how they accommodate each other, if one person wants to do less movies or the other person has a movie that needs to get filming in sooner. I would love to see Angelina star in more roles (actually, it would be awesome for them to star in one more film together before their career run ends), but she did say in her recent interview with Financial Times, that acting is less important in her priorities now and she’s slowing down. Family, humanitarian goals, and other forms of artistic expression (ie… writing, directing) seem to be more her focus now. Brad, at least, is still actively taking on roles in front of the camera for us fans to watch and he’s got interesting mix of movies coming out soon. They are so talented and have so much to offer. Wish them the best!

bizzy bee @ 08/15/2011 at 7:16 pm

BRAD PITT IS THE MAN!!!!!!

Jen MANASTEALIN @ 08/15/2011 at 7:21 pm

@ JPS.
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Totally agree.
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Since he has been with Angelina, Brad who was a pretty boy, a popular actor with a great physique, has added STATURE.
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He is becoming iconic, choosing better , more mature projects than his contemporaries like Tom Cruise or even Johnny Depp whose best projects were in the 90′s.
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I like Brad’s career path. He makes movies that will go down as classic and he is a great producer, choosing great projects, again to produce. I think he is very smart.

angelina needs to get back to work! let her make a movie :)

@the pinster: it was his choice to date and marry famous women, sell photos to mags, and basically live very public relationships. when i try to watch one of his films on TV all i see is brad pitt. He never even changed his mannerisms. It’s annoying and distracting and bad for movie fans that want to get lost in a character/movie. Angelina has the right idea with directing. her fame was a distraction from her character movies too. glad to see Cleopatra seems to be off of her to do list.

poor jolie. he obviously is not on the same page as her doing fewer movie.
What happened to his “not playing until i’m 80 and there are many things i like to do beside acting”
is he running away from those 6 kids?does he remember he has kids too?

THE American flag flutters in the breeze and the street sign reads “JF Kennedy Boulevard”. The parked taxis are bright yellow and the draped posters promote the Philadelphia Philanthropic Foundation.
A quiet revolution was under way in Glasgow’s George Square yesterday – but the nasal whine of one spectator remained pure Clydeside: “Oi, where’s Brad?”

The news that Brad Pitt was coming to Glasgow to film scenes from his £120 million movie World War Z, in which he endeavours to save the world from an onslaught of flesh-eating zombies, has sparked the interest of much of the city, including Jane Taylor, who although disappointed that he had not yet arrived, is now relishing the prospect of Mr Pitt swaggering through the streets of her home town.

“Aye cannae wait, Here in Glasgow, him? Fantastic. I’ll be here on Wednesday morning to see him.”

Unfortunately Ms Taylor, 59, a former nanny, said she’d have to see him in the flesh as she would be too frightened to watch the finished film. “It’s a horror movie, with zombies, first I’d need to get myself a big strong man to cuddle up to.”

Yesterday, the transformation of Glasgow’s George Square and the surrounding streets into a cinematic representation of Philadelphia was under way. American street signs were erected, American cars driven in and a series of US-style pedestrian crossings painted in place.

Over the next two weeks a major sequence of the movie will be filmed in which the citizens of Philadelphia flee from a rampage of zombies.

A series of car crashes are set to take place at the corner of George Square and Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a UN expert seeking an antidote to the zombie epidemic, will flee for his life.

The film, which is directed by Marc Forster, who made Quantum of Solace, is expected to pour more than £2m into the local economy with hundreds of local people brought in as extras for the crowd scenes, when filming begins tomorrow morning.

Among the many members of the public taking the opportunity to pose for pictures beside the American automobiles were Rosie McClune and Nicola Mason, both 25 and musicians.

Leaning against a black and white Philadelphia police car emblazoned with the motto: “Honor, Integrity, Service”, Ms McClune said: “It’s so exciting, it reminds me of when we went to New York.”

Ms Mason auditioned along with her boyfriend for one of the hundreds of roles, either as a lurching, brain-famished zombie, or a terrified commuter, but failed to secure a role as an extra, which is reportedly paying £150 per day.

“It’s a pity, it would have been great, but we’re still going to come down to see Brad.” The girls’ favourite Brad Pitt movie was Thelma & Louise – “Anything as long as he gets his top off.”

In an e-mail exchange with The Scotsman, Max Brooks, the author of the novel on which the film is based, said it was creepy to see Glasgow transformed into what started as a figment of his imagination. “Creepy to say the least. I started writing about zombies because they scare the hell out of me. Now my nightmares are coming to life? Weird.”

Mr Brooks, who will be flying into Scotland to watch the filming later this month, said he had fond memories of the country from previously working on a BBC documentary about the mountain rescue service.

“I remember how friendly the Scots were, and how nothing feels as good as a shot of scotch.”

He joked that sending Brad Pitt to the city was “the least I could do” and when asked what characteristics he thought a Scottish zombie would possess, replied: “I wouldn’t want to tangle with one, I can tell you that.”

The arrival of a big budget Hollywood movie has also delighted local businesses. At Fressh in Cochrane Street, the owner Nigel Glover said: “Everyone has just been so polite and helpful.” While round the corner at the Metro sandwich bar the staff have already invested in Brad Pitt T-shirts that declare: “We love Brad” and created a new sandwich in his honour.

Gillian Anderson, the owner, explained it was a panini with cheddar and chorizo sausage with salsa. “It’s hot and spicy, just like Brad,” she said.
http://thescotsman.scotsm…6819425.jp?articlepage=1

So much for taking turns to work, i guess angelina is the one to sacrifice career for family

Brad chooses great projects. BRAVO Brad.

…’bourne’, ‘salt’, ‘the american’…always a day late…

[~Fug Face Man!ston~] @ 08/15/2011 at 7:41 pm

..Ethan Hunt?!?

What about The Mission with David Russel? Brad has gotten too many offers. I will see any film he is in.

hey fug,

…yeah, him too…pitt fans don’t see other peoples film…they even think he invented fire…hahahahahahahahaha…

[~Fug Face Man!ston~] @ 08/15/2011 at 7:48 pm

@cook: ..LMFBAO

I am looking forward to this film. It looks good.

[~Fug Face Man!ston~] @ 08/15/2011 at 7:55 pm

@awwww: ..”It looks good” ..LOL Have you already seen the trailer, set photos, or something?! ..Hahahahahahaa

Love Them @ 08/15/2011 at 7:59 pm

Love him, his films and his family.

Passing Through @ 08/15/2011 at 7:59 pm

Don’t do it, Brad! Unless there’s a role in it for Angie, too…that’d be pretty cool but too close to M&MS. Besides, this flick sounds like a variation on the Bourne movies Brad turned down 12 years ago. If this turns out to be true it may be because he just wants to work with James Gray and they can’t do anything with Lost City of Z unless Paramount puts it into turn-around and someone else picks up the rights and makes the movie.

You do understand that Brad doesn’t have to be a pretty boy anymore, right?
He’s becoming a real and great actor now, more like a super guide to lead his audience to a remarkable journey.

I cannot wait for MoneyBall to hit the theater!! It’s a great story about math! How the manager learned to us correlation to find promising players to win the game! Don’t want to tell you what I do for living, but really, this is the episode that ‘change the game’!

And I think all my colleagues would appreciate Brad for bringing this ‘nerdy’ aspect to the young audience!

soar to the great heights JPs.all good!

No I would not.
I want to see Brad stretch his abilities and play a vampire.

Jen MANASTEALIN @ 08/15/2011 at 8:13 pm

@ 46
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He already did it 20 years ago with Cruise, in case you didn’t noticed !

i like see angie and brad together ?
I love her and he

I read Angie’s project is delayed, David Fincher is busy in other projects. Cleopatra won’t start until Fincher schedule is clear.

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