Hollywood is in upheaval, between the meteoric rise of streamers against historic studios and a major pandemic that has considerably slowed down its activity. But there are still dreams and big stars there, the proof with a probable and next meeting on the screen of the two superstars and friends George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
An iconic duo will reform
We are cautiously awaiting confirmation, but the hustle and bustle in Hollywood is already saying a lot. As reported exclusively The Hollywood Reporter, the big American studios as well as the main actors of streaming have recently launched an auction to develop a project bringing together three names, and not least: the screenwriter and director Jon Watts, and the two actors and producers Brad Pitt and George Clooney. A “bidding war” involving Sony, Lionsgate, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Annapurna, Universal, MGM and Warner Bros. Very few details have leaked out, but we at least know that a thriller directed by Jon Watts and opposing the two stars is the object of this excitement.
Jon Watts has proven his talent as a director with the making of the last three Spider-Man. A talent and an ease to manage films with big budget and, also, with big cast. This is what it will take if he has to lead two of the biggest male stars in cinema. There are indeed not many faces and names more known and appreciated than those of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
The stars ofOcean’s Eleven back for a thriller
No need to give back their respective achievements, the two men having chained the great critical and financial successes, at ease in the cinema of author as in the blockbusters. We can nevertheless recall here that they have already collaborated four times, including three times under the direction of Steven Soderbergh for Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. The fourth and final time being for the Coen brothers in the awesome Burn After Reading, in 2008.
Obviously, no details on the history of the film have been released, only that this one should be a thriller with two “fixers” – hitmen assigned to the same mission. An opposition that would necessarily look very attractive. If George Clooney has not stood out for a while in the action thriller genre – we can think of the very successful The American in 2010 -, however, he has already proven that he can do it, and Brad Pitt for his part shone as a violent stuntman in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood and will be one of the main roles of Bullet train by David Leitch in 2022.
But before being able to see this film, the development of which is only in its infancy, we will have to wait for the project to be acquired and formalized by one of the contenders. And this one will have to explode his piggy bank, since The Hollywood Reporter evokes salaries for the two actors amounting to at least $ 20 million each.