Five assassins on a high-speed train

Lights, camera and action. High-speed train, the one that promises to be the movie of the summer, or at least that’s what most moviegoers suggest both in previews and on social networks, arrives this Friday on the big screen. Whether or not it ends up being a box office success, the truth is that the film has a chance to become a blockbuster: an entertaining action plot, a high budget and an enviable cast with Brad Pitt leading and accompanied by stars of the stature of Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King and even the Bad Bunny singer.

An ambitious bet based on Maria Beetlethe novel by Japanese Kôtarô Isaka which arrived in Spanish bookstores with the same title as the film, High-speed train (Destiny) and follows the perilous journey of five assassins on a bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. One of them is Pitt himself, who plays Ladybug, a hitman who must complete a seemingly simple mission: steal a briefcase.

Exploiting your facet as a producer

Whether or not this will be Brad Pitt’s last film is unclear, as in his day the actor said that sooner rather than later he would step down.

Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny in 'Bullet Train'

Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny in ‘Bullet Train’

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“Although it seems paradoxical, he is a very zen character who wants to withdraw from this dark world but they don’t let him for two reasons: he is very good at his job and he is always very lucky,” says he. the vanguard David Leitch, the filmmaker behind the film. “What he does not imagine is that he will meet many people who will try to avoid his mission. The question here is who will get out of the train alive and what awaits them at the end. final destination ?

Pitt, for his part, explained during a press conference for several international media, in which he was present the vanguard, that his character is “somewhat naive”, although he admits that “playing the madman, in an action film, is the funniest role for an actor”. Additionally, he added that setting it up and getting into his gut helped him feel that “Ladybug is like a 22-year-old going through a phase of self-discovery.”

Joey King in 'Bullet Train'

Joey King in ‘Bullet Train’

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However, he did not specify whether or not this will be his last role. And it’s that Oscar winner for Once upon a time in… Hollywood He went up in the air some time ago that he didn’t know how long he would stay in front of the cameras, implying that he would focus more on his side as a producer in the future. Without a doubt, beyond the plot, this is one of the incentives that his hundreds of thousands of followers can find to go to the cinema.

She’s not the only one, that’s why. Beyond this fact and the stars who participate in it, Leitch highlights a final aspect: “the reflections that are extracted on fate in the film. It is undoubtedly an unconventional theme for a commercial film, but it is precisely what prompted us to take this leap into the audiovisual sector. I hope that the spectators will appreciate”, he concludes.

Bryan Tyree Henry and Brad Pitt in 'Bullet Train'

Bryan Tyree Henry and Brad Pitt in ‘Bullet Train’

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Playing in an action movie is the funniest role for an actor.

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