Hollywood star Brad Pitt is likely to be teaming up with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for his final feature film.
According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the actor is circling the project that will reunite him with Tarantino after critically-acclaimed titles Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which earned Pitt the Oscar for best supporting actor.
The Movie Critic is reportedly set in southern California during the 1970s following a critic who works for a fictional magazine called The Popstar Pages. Tarantino revealed that the film is “based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag”.
“He was very rude, you know. He cursed. He used racial slurs. But his shit was really funny. He was as rude as hell,” he continued.
It’s unclear which role Pitt will play.
“He wrote about mainstream movies and he was the second-string critic,” Tarantino also said to Deadline at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. “I think he was a very good critic. He was cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic.”
Tarantino had previously said the lead would be “somebody in the 35-year-old ballpark” and “a new leading man for me”.
The writer-director has previously called Pitt “one of the last remaining big-screen movie stars”.
The Movie Critic is expected to start filming either at the end of this year or in early 2025