Brad Pitt Did ’95 Percent of His Physical Stunts’ In Bullet Train
Brad Pitt has always made sure that his characters look authentic on the screen, and to achieve that, he often gets out of his comfort zone and try to do new things. His last performance as a stunt man in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood bagged him an Oscar and from playing the role of a stunt man on the screen, the actor has now performed almost all of his stunts for his upcoming film titled The Bullet.
The stunt coordinator for the movie, Greg Rementer, told Vulture, “Brad did 95 per cent of his physical stunts — the fighting. He’s like a natural-born athlete. He really got in there!” The director further talked about shooting with such a huge ensemble and said, “Never have I ever done so many huge actors in one feature where all of them excelled at the physical movement of our training.” Apart from Pitt, the film will also star Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sonada, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Koji and Michael Shannon.
Talking about the cast, Pitt’s stunt coordinator added, “So Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sonada, Andrew Koji—who was already a stud in terms of where he comes from with the show Warrior—all these actors put out some great action and did a lot of their [own] stuff.” The Pitt starrer film is said to have the tone of Bullock’s 1994 film Speed and Liam Neeson’s 2014 plane thriller Non-Stop, revealed Hollywood Reporter.
Bullet Train is an adaptation of Kotaro Isaka’s Japanese book named Maria Beetle. The film will chronicle the story of a group of hitmen and assassins with opposing motives on a train in Tokyo. Deadpool 2 fame David Leitch has directed the film. The film will mark Brad Pitt’s first movie commitment since 2019’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.