According to a report from Deadline, Brad Pitt is set to star in Quentin Tarantino’s last movie, The Movie Critic.
In 2019, Pitt and Tarantino collaborated on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, earning Pitt his first Academy Award for best supporting actor. Pitt also appeared in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) and True Romance (1993), which Tarantino co-wrote.
The latest movie from Tarantino, supposedly his final one, takes place in 1977 in Los Angeles and centers around a critic employed by a made-up magazine called The Popstar Pages. Tarantino has stated that it is inspired by a real person who was not well-known and wrote film reviews for a pornographic publication. According to Tarantino, this individual was known for being extremely impolite, using profanity and racial slurs, but his reviews were hilariously rude.
The specific character that Pitt will portray is not yet known.
At the Cannes film festival last year, Tarantino told Deadline that the individual in question was a secondary critic who wrote about popular movies. He considered them to be a skilled and cynical reviewer, likening their critiques to a combination of early Howard Stern and a hypothetical film critic version of Travis Bickle.
Tarantino had previously stated that the main character would be someone around the age of 35 and a new leading man for him.
The director and writer has previously referred to Pitt as “one of the few remaining movie stars on the big screen”. The film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood grossed $377 million globally.
Brad Pitt’s latest projects include the action movie Bullet Train and the showbiz drama Babylon. He will next appear in the Apple thriller Wolfs, alongside George Clooney. Additionally, he has a role in an untitled F1 movie directed by Joseph Kosinski, with co-stars Javier Bardem and Damson Idris.