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Brad Pitt In Talks for 'Pontius Pilate' Title Role

Brad Pitt In Talks for 'Pontius Pilate' Title Role

Brad Pitt is circling to star in the upcoming drama Pontius Pilate, but has not committed.

The 49-year-old actor would play the role of Lucius Pontius Pilate, one of the most well known villains in history.

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The film would center on “the story of Lucius Pontius Pilate from his early days in Rome to the time he assists in the crucifying of Jesus.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Brad Pitt possibly starring in as a villain in Pontius Pilate?

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  • F.

    It would suck, he’s a terrible actor.

  • True Fact

    Brad can do no wrong…Love Him

  • Dakota

    Brad is an excellent actor. He would do a great job. His peers, directors, and producers would agree.

  • William Bradley&The Jolie

    We know script and director are key with His Bradness. If negotiations have gotten this far with him, he must be mostly okay with the script. So, I am guessing that the choice of director will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, factors in his deciding to do this film.

  • Arya GOT

    Oooh a villain. I think he makes a good one. He wasn’t necessarily a villain in Fight Club, but he sure makes a sexy bad boy.

  • bizzy bee

    I think he would be magnificent, I hope he takes it on. A true actor always looks for diverse roles and Brad is ever-expanding his horizons. Besides, how great would he look in ancient Roman getup?

  • busted

    Love how the trolls have seen ever movie Brad has made. Just amazing really.

  • augusta

    He was a bad guy in Kalifornia, The Assassination of Jesse James…, and in Killing Them Softly- all done VERY well- he would do another excellent job.

  • Frenchy

    WHAT?! Wow!

    Waving to all fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mrst

    Oh yeah…Brad in Roman attire equal hot…

  • plez

    They always have Brad circling films. Rarely does he do them. Then all of a sudden we will read that Brad is in talks and he starts next month filming a movie we never heard of like KTS and The Counselor

  • William Bradley&The Jolie

    William Bradley Pitt – hair shorn, clean shaven, body buffed up and battle hardened, with that sonorous voice in roman military attire – yes, lord.
    It probably won’t come to pass, but oh my, the images.

  • bizzy bee

    ot but Taylor Swift needs to keep her legs crossed, she’s too young to be a serial dater. I can see her heading down Ticky’s path if she keeps this up.

  • fyi12

    @William Bradley&The Jolie:

    LMAO—you are funny. I hear you & I agree. LOL.

  • Elizabeth

    @William Bradley&The Jolie:

    You funny,,,but I do watch all of his movies….hello to all Jp fans

  • de Cosmos

    I thought he was doing Jesus in China.

  • Happy Birthday, Zee Zee!

    Brad would do a fabulous job, as usual. I know that this picture was posted on an earlier thread, but it is just TOO PRECIOUS not bring over. Happy birthday, Zahara!

  • William Bradley&The Jolie

    And the best part. You know every troll and hater would be first in line – at the Midnight show, and the morning shows, and the matinee, and the evening… But it’s all good, just more money for Bradley’s lady and babies.

  • fyi12

    Happy Birthday Zahara Marley Jolie Pitt aka Zee Zee!

    May all your wishes come through!

    A new fan Zee video :)

  • Erica

    Brad keeps choosing unique challenging role. He is a great character actor and a real artist.

  • Dc

    Brad is a great actor, he definitely can do this role. Boy do I miss them, but at the same time happy they are having family time away,

    Happy Birthday Sweet Zahara!

  • Joppo

    He looks tired.

  • fyi12


    Don’t we all with a few kids let alone six gorgeous little ones! The JP kids have to be tiring the parents out! We all have been there, that is one of the primary reasons why I admire them both so much!

    And your post is because? Your point is what???

  • shiny

    @fyi12: This is a great video- thanks for sharing!

  • shiny

    and, of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Zahara Jolie-Pitt!

  • fyi12



    How about another one for Princess Zahara! HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely princess!

  • shiny

    awww- very sweet. I love that there are talented fans that put together these treasures! It’s incredible to see Z and all her sibs so tiny and how much they’ve grown over the years. Brad & Angie have really built something timeless and amazing- so inspiring.

  • LooseLipz

    Horrible wig

  • BW

    Brad can play any role.

  • fyi12


    By the way, that video was made for Z’s 7th birthday last year. It is such a great video I had to post it.


    Another one for Princess Zahara! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

  • Passing Through

    Brad as Pontius Pilot, huh? Didn’t Troy teach him to stay away from sword and sandal epics? And…ya know…at this point Brad’s parents have GOT to be wondering if he’s ever going to make peace with his religious upbringing. They’re going to start thinking that he’s thumbing his nose at them or something…

  • fyi12

    @Passing Through:

    Brad thumbs his nose at everyone & that is why I love him! Just when the idiots think they figured him out, he defies all expectations & goes his own way! Kudos to Brad!

  • Passing Through

    Happy birthday to Princess Z! She’s 8 years old and already smarter than the trolls…wait…that’s not much of a compliment because even the 50 year-old linoleum peeling off their single-wide’s floors is smarter than the trolls…

  • fyi12

    @Passing Through:

    Hahaha. So true!

    One more for Princess Z’s birthday wherever they might be. I am sure she is having or will have an awesome birthday. IMO

  • Really?

    Who is interested in a movie about Pontius Pilate. It’s a dud before it even starts.

  • Passing Poo

    Don’t forget that Pitt likes to try to squeeze money out of steaming turds.

  • Mister Hankey

    Here’s a really big ‘Howdy Ho’ to BAMPZSKVille!

  • Phool

    Happy 8th Birthday Miss Zahara Jolie Pitt may you have many many more happy ones.
    wow how time flies still remember the first time we saw photos of her with brad & Angie so tiny but so cute god bless.

  • Phool

    Brad Pitt Circling Biblical Epic Villain Turn In ‘Pontius Pilate’ At Warner Bros
    By MIKE FLEMING JR | Monday January 7, 2013 @ 8:49pm EST

    Brad Pitt is circling the title role in Warner Bros‘ Pontius Pilate, the drama about one of history’s most vilified figures. The studio acquired a script by Woman On Top scribe Vera Blasi with Mark Johnson producing through his Gran Via banner. Pitt is not committed, but it could well move that way quickly.

    I revealed this project last summer, when the studio acquired Blasi’s script. I got hold of a draft and it’s very strong stuff and has the makings of a compelling period big budget film. This script follows the evolution of Lucius Pontius Pilate from the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious soldier whose warrior exploits make him a general and puts him on a political track under the Roman Emperor Tiberius. Promised a military governorship in Egypt, Pilate is instead assigned by Tiberius to become the prefect of Judea, at a time when Jerusalem was a cauldron of religious tensions between various factions of the Jewish faith. Pilate veers from the political fast track into the express lane to hell and historical infamy. Rather than a straight ahead Biblical film, Blasi’s script reads almost like a Biblical era Twilight Zone episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head. His arrogance and inability to grasp the devoutness of the citizenry and its hatred for the Roman occupiers and their pagan gods leads him to make catastrophic decisions. All of this puts him in a desperate situation and in need of public approval when he is asked to decide the fate of a 33-year old rabbi accused by religious elders of claiming he is King of the Jews. Along the way, such Roman emperors including Caligula and Tiberius and New Testament figures like John the Baptist, Salome and Mary Magdalene are seen in a tale that culminates with Pilate’s fateful decision to allow Jesus Christ to be crucified.

    It is hard to put a new spin on the Greatest Story Ever Told, but the script had the twists and unexpected turns that satisfyingly combine history, political maneuvering and storytelling inventions reminiscent of such films as Braveheart and Gladiator. Blasi has also taken the care to explain the motivations of religious leaders like the Jewish high priest Caiaphas (who engineers Christ’s demise) as these leaders tried to bring varying religious sects under one roof, and the script doesn’t have the polarizing chill some felt in The Passion Of The Christ.
    Pitt has a busy dance card of films he has completed. They include the Marc Forster-directed zombie extravaganza World War Z, the Steve McQueen-directed Twelve Years A Slave, and the Ridley Scott-directed The Counselor, the latter of which was scripted by Cormac McCarthy. He’s repped by CAA and Brillstein.

  • Phool

    Hey Passing Through do you think Jane is still in a state of shock ? lol

  • Phool

    got up early today so will be back later to see which thread every ones posting on but before i go i want to shout out to my dear friends;

    Good Morning to
    Rose, Passing Through, Lylian, NAN, Premalee, Jaye, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, 4Q, FYI12, First and last post, Busted, Wonderbust, Tish, Love The JoliePitts, and all the lurkers out there have a great day God Bless.

  • Phool

    How are you my dear ? I hope you had a restfull night and are feeling much better.Take care of yourself God Bless will talk later

  • Phool

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    Kamonwan Saenissara ‏@kamonwan

    So Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are at Six Senses Yao Noi ( Thailand )

  • ///

    Another “Brad is circling our movie” post from Warner Brothers. Will they ever learn?
    Don’t know if Brad wants to work with WB.

  • Shreya

    Brad Pitt in Roman clothes which will show of his delicious body? Why did I read this news beside my husband instead of reading it later so I can react with a scream and swoon☺

    PS: just when I think that I am all set for the 3 movies with Brad this year – he pleasently surprises us with another role which is out of the box. He keeps growing and growing with his movie choices and he proves to all the critics that he is a versatile actor with humongous talent.

    I am proud to be a Brad Pitt fan.

  • truth

    I wish Angie would act in more movies but she seems to enjoy directing. But I really miss seeing her. I like Brad a lot but Angie is my passion.

  • Shreya

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  • Rose

    @Shreya:#50, Good morning Shreya, hope you’re well. I believe you got your Jimmys’ mixed up. The person SS vacationed with inMexico is Jimmy Kimmel. After reading the DM piece, I see Jimmy Kimmel is under 2million viewers per night. Jaye Leno is 3.5 million per night and David Letterman is 2.8 million viewers per night. Now I can see a little jealousy on JK’s part. Jk is #3 in the late night war. Anyway, I see it’s dog eat dog world with the late night shows.

  • Rose

    @Phool: good morning Phool, wishing you a great day. Phool, did you see KK was upset the Papz did not take her picture and fell asleep. Girlfriend took a picture of the sleeping Papz and posted it.