Brian Tyree Henry Joins The Cast Of Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’
Brian Tyree Henry is amidst one of the most impressive runs of any actor today. Following a breakthrough role on Donald Glover’s Atlanta, the star has burst onto the scene with roles in films like If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. As first reported by Deadline, the actor will next appear alongside Brad Pitt and The Kissing Booth star Joey King in David Leitch’s upcoming thriller Bullet Train.
Henry joins Tenet star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who was also recently announced for the ensemble. The multitalented Brian Tyree Henry’s musical background stretches back to his role in The Book of Mormon. He also touts appearances in films like Joker, Widows, and Hotel Artemis. He will next star in Marvel’s Eternals as the franchise’s first gay superhero, Phastos. Moreover, Henry will also appear alongside Peter Dinklage in MGM’s Cyrano and the highly anticipated Godzilla v. Kong.
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. Sony acquired the rights to the novel earlier this year and fast-tracked its production following the signing of Brad Pitt.
The screenplay hails from Lights Out producer Zak Olkewicz. Additionally, Leitch will oversee the development of the script as well. 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) will serve as executive producers.
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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