Brad Pitt Goes Full John Wick In First 'Bullet Train' Trailer

The action-comedy is helmed by David Leitch who also co-directed 'John Wick' with Chad Stahelski.

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Brad Pitt plays the character of a hitman aboard a train full of other assassins in the upcoming action-comedy flick, Bullet Train. The film is based on Kōtarō Isaka's novel, Maria Beetle (titled Bullet Train for English publication), reports Games Radar.


Already on board is a talented bunch of familiar faces. The all-star cast includes Andrew Koji, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara, Bad Bunny, and Sandra Bullock! The film follows five assassins: Pitt's Ladybug, King's Prince, Koji's Kimura, Taylor-Johnson's Tangerine, Henry's Lemon, and Beetz's Hornet. The dangerous assassins find themselves aboard the same speeding bullet train, colliding with each other as their competing missions converge in a blood bath where seemingly everyone on the train is fighting for a particular briefcase. In the trailer, Pitt's character seems reluctant to get back into the assassin business, but over the phone, Bullock's character talks him into taking the job. "Some conflicts require a gun," she says.


The official synopsis reads: An original movie event, Bullet Train is a fun, delirious action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch. Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic, diverse assassins – all with connected yet conflicting objectives – set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan. The film is directed by Hobbs & Shaw's David Leitch. Leitch previously made Charlize Theron's Atomic Blonde and Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool 2. He's also the guy who co-directed John Wick with Chad Stahelski, so obviously there's going to be a lot of great action sequences in the film, as is evident in the trailer. 


According to the film's stunt coordinator, Greg Rementer, who previously worked with Leitch on Hobbs & Shaw, 58-year-old Pitt did almost 95 percent of his own stunts! Rementer told Vulture, "He's like a natural-born athlete. He really got in there!" he said. "Never have I ever done so many huge actors in one feature where all of them excelled at the physical movement of our training. So Brad, Brian, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sonada, Andrew Koji—who was already a stud in terms of where he comes from with the show Warrior—all these actors put out some great action and did a lot of their [own] stuff."

Bullet Train releases in theaters this July 15 and now audiences are getting their first proper glimpse at the film. Watch the trailer below!