Just when it appears the already stacked cast of David Leitch’s upcoming film Bullet Train couldn’t get more impressive, new casting information surfaces. As first reported by Collider, Lady Gaga is the latest star to join the litany of megastars appearing in Sony’s highly-anticipated action thriller.
Gaga joins other big recent additions, Michael Shannon and Zazie Beetz. This role will be Gaga’s first big action role so fans will likely be eager to see what she can do within that genre. The Golden Globe Award winner will also join Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Andrew Koji. David Leitch will direct the feature with Sony Pictures handling finances and distribution.
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.
As she continues to sell millions of albums around the world, Lady Gaga is also building an impressive acting résumé. Following roles in American Horror Story: Hotel and A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga has been nominated for and won Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Up next, the multitalented performer will star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci alongside Jared Leto and Adam Driver.
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