Following a generally well-received supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is ready to stand against a long-standing action star. As first reported by Variety, the actor will appear alongside Brad Pitt and The Kissing Booth star Joey King in David Leitch’s upcoming thriller Bullet Train.
Based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka, Bullet Train will focus on a battle within the mafia and features a bevy of snipers at odds with each other on a moving train. Moreover, the celebrated Japanese novel will reportedly be published in English next year.
Generally, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to the action movie genre. The multi-talented performer has shined in films like Kick-Ass, Godzilla, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Additionally, he has been at the center of several rumors regarding a role in Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision, which will premiere later this year. Up next, the Golden Globe Award winner will star in Matthew Vaughn’s highly anticipated The King’s Man.
The screenplay is being penned by Lights Out producer Zak Olkewicz. Additionally, Leitch will oversee the development of the script. Kotaro Isaka’s management team of Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada are on-board to produce. Kelly McCormick (Poms), Antoine Fuqua, and Kat Samick (The Equalizer) are executive producing the feature as well.
Recently, filmmaker David Leitch continues to create big-budget action flicks with top-tier actors at the forefront. His recent directorial credits include Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, John Wick, and Hobbs & Shaw. Moreover, Leitch has previously expressed a desire to work within the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the upcoming feature Blade.
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