Brad Pitt is going to play a British explorer. That means an accent. Uh oh.
You know, if Brad and Angellina finally got married, and she’s pregnant with sextuplets or whatever, and then they still plan to adopt several hundred more children, it’s of the utmost importance that at least one of them get to work. According to Variety, Brad is the one who’s got a job to help provide for the family. Or maybe he just wants to get out of the house.
Word is that Pitt’s production company, Plan B, is producing The Lost City of Z, a film based on David Grann’s manuscript that Paramount just bought. The nonfiction tale tells about British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925, along with his entire staff, while searching along the Amazon for the “so-called City of Z.” In the years since, many have tried to retrace Fawcett’s path to try to find something about what happened to him, but with no luck.
Pitt would play Fawcett, as well as produce. No writer or director is attached yet.
Next onscreen appearance for Pitt is in the Coens’ Burn After Reading, set for release in September, and David Fincher’s adaptation of the Fitzgerald story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which I think wrapped about 70 years ago but is finally scheduled for a December release.