After a few days of speculation, the George Clooney and Brad Pitt-starrer project has finally found a studio. Apple Studios had beaten other studios to win the project. The film is directed by Jon Watts.
According to reports, many studios had been in the fray for the company since last week. Sony, Lionsgate, Annapurna, MGM, Universal, Warner Bros, Apple, Netflix, and Amazon are among the names whose bids came to fruition, but Apple Original Films won the auction game.
George Clooney-Brad Pitt film won by Apple Studios
According to a report on The Hollywood Reporter, Geoge Clooney and Brad Pitt were chosen as two lone wolf fixer-uppers on the same mission. They are also among the producers of the film, with their respective banners, Smokehouse Pictures and Plan B Entertainment.
The veteran duo had previously collaborated on the Ocean trilogy, which was released between 2001 and 2007 and Burn after reading, which was released in 2008.
Watts is known for his work as a director of films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the next Spider-Man: No Path Home, which is due out in December. Before the Spider-man franchise, he had directed films like Clown and Cop car in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Watts also directs a version of the The Fantastic Four.
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They say the film is a thriller. Watts also writes and produces the company. The move is another blow to Apple Studios, as one of the other projects in its prize pool also involves two big Hollywood stars and an accomplished director. This project is that of Martin Scorse Moon Flower Killers which will star Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The film is also confirmed for a theatrical release as part of their deal for the company. Before this untitled adventure, Clooney’s next film will be Tender bar. The veteran star led the stars of Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan. Tender bar is preparing for a December 17th release.
Pitt, who won the Oscar for Once upon a time in hollywood, works on films like High-speed train and Babylon.
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