Jon Watts, director of the new Spider-Man trilogy starring Tom Holland for Sony and Marvel, already has a new project. The filmmaker will direct and write the script for a film for Apple that will star George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
According to Deadline, the film is still untitled. The film will be produced by Watts, Clooney through their Smokehouse Pictures company and Pitt through Plan B Entertainment. The publication also notes that the film will be released in theaters. “Between Clooney and Pitt they have put on the table an eight-figure sum to ensure a theatrical release,” adds Deadline.
Little is known about the plot, except that it is a thriller that “follows two lone wolves who are assigned the same mission.” The rights to the work recently hit the market and, although they were eventually taken over by Apple, Sony, Lionsgate, Annapurna, MGM, Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix and Amazon were also interested.
Great friends off the screen, Clooney and Pitt have already filmed the Ocean’s Eleven heist trilogy together and also agreed on Burn After Reading, a film by the Coen brothers that is their last collaboration to date.
Clooney will premiere in 2022 Ticket to Paradise, a film by Ol Parker in which he will share shots with Kaitlyn Dever and Julia Roberts. In addition, as director he will add a new title to his filmography in 2021. The Tender Bar, headed by Ben Affleck, hits US theaters on December 17.
On his part, Pitt has been away from acting since Ad Astra launched in 2019. In 2022 he will premiere Bullet Train with Sandra Bullock; Lost City of D, also with Bullock and Daniel Radcliffe; and Babylon, a new project by Damien Chazelle in which he will coincide with Margot Robbie.