Playing the crazy in an action movie is the funniest role: Brad Pitt

brad pitt stars in an adrenaline-filled journey in “High-speed train” which hits theaters this Friday, August 5. Adaptation of the novel by Kôtarô Isaka, in the new film by David Leitch (‘John Wick’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Deadpool 2’) the shining star plays Ladybug, a fearsome hitman who must complete a seemingly simple mission on the bullet train journey from Tokyo to Kyoto, but who will meet other paid assassins they won’t make it easy for you.

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I worked with the best, it was a rewarding experience,” said the Oscar-winning actress for “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”.

My character is a little naive and gets stupid, in an action movie, that’s the most fun role for an actor, hands down,” says Pitt, who directed most of his action scenes and pointed out the importance of screenwriter Zak Olkewicz when profiling the protagonist.

It was believed that he had just had a nervous breakdown, that he had to take time off after a few months of therapy and that he had come to the conclusion that he had managed to find all his answers and that life could be pink, settle conflicts calmly. Ladybug is like a 22-year-old going through a phase of self-discovery,” shared the actor during a press conference for several international media outlets where Europa Press was present.

Nail adaptation of a Japanese novel which, although shot in the Asian country, sought to have a large international cast in which actors such as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King or Zazie Beetz participate.

It was very exciting, I had wonderful actors, from whom I learned a lesson in humility. We started preparing for production in the first months of the pandemic. It’s been since Brad Pitt came on the project that it all started to fall into place,” Leitch explained, noting how shooting “Bullet Train” was “one of the best” of his career. of a filmmaker.

We enjoyed every moment on set. It was one of the best experiences of my career and I have been on several shoots in my life. It was like a testament to the quality of these actors, both as professionals and as people,” added the filmmaker, explaining how important it was for him to return to work after the outbreak of the crisis. COVID-19 pandemic.

The scenario appeared right in those first five or six months of the pandemic, there was a certain pessimistic atmosphere. We were all going a little crazy and reading that script was so much fun. When I got to the scene where the Bad Bunny character bursts in, I burst out laughing. I remember those moments with special fondness,” the filmmaker explained.

One of the funniest things about the script is that it’s about fate, an unconventional theme for such a commercial gamble and it’s what caught David’s attention so much. [Leitch] and to me. Each of the characters has its own mission, each has its own history and past. There are four different routes and that’s part of the destination, that you don’t know why you’re really in a specific place,” Kelly McCormick, the film’s producer, argued.

Among the other assassins, the so-called twins Tangerine and Lemon stood out, the aliases of two adoptive brothers played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry.

We write the papers together. Tangerine couldn’t work without Lemon and vice versa. They are opposite and complementary, I felt very lucky to be Brian’s counterpart. It was great, because it was a joint collaboration,” Taylor-Johnson explained.

We had instant chemistry, they let us add backstory, additions… We improvised a lot,” Henry added.

Shot between Los Angeles and Tokyo, ‘Bullet Train’ seeks to be that premiere that “becomes the big summer fun”.

It’s an experience with so much action and adrenaline that it ends up relaxing. It’s as fun as an escape room,” Leitch concluded. Alongside Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry, the cast is rounded out by Joey King, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Karen Fukuhara and Masi Oka, in addition to having the collaboration of Sandra Bullock and Michael Shannon.


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