Bullet Train (film)

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Bullet Train
Directed by David Leitch
Screenplay byZak Olkewicz
Based onMaria Beetle
by Kōtarō Isaka
Produced by
Starring
Cinematography Jonathan Sela
Music by Dominic Lewis [1]
Production
companies
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • April 8, 2022 (2022-04-08)(United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$85.9 million [2]

Bullet Train is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by David Leitch. The film is based on the novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka. It features an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Masi Oka, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara, Bad Bunny and Sandra Bullock.

Contents

It is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

Premise

Five assassins find themselves on a Japanese bullet train, realizing that their individual assignments are all interconnected.

Cast

Production

It was announced in June 2020 that Sony Pictures hired David Leitch to direct the adaptation of the Kōtarō Isaka novel, [4] with Brad Pitt being cast in the film the following month. [5] Joey King entered negotiations to join in a role described as a supporting role on "a cameo level". [6] In September, Andrew Koji was added, [7] with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry joining in October. [8] [9] In November 2020, Zazie Beetz, [10] Masi Oka, [11] Michael Shannon, [12] Logan Lerman, [13] and Hiroyuki Sanada joined the cast, [14] with Leitch revealing in December that Karen Fukuhara had also joined, and that Jonathan Sela would serve as cinematographer. [15] That same month, Bad Bunny was also added to the cast, [16] and Sandra Bullock joined the following year in February to replace Lady Gaga, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with House of Gucci . [17]

Production for Bullet Train began in October 2020 in Los Angeles, during the COVID-19 pandemic. [18] Filming commenced on November 16, 2020, [19] and wrapped in March 2021. [20] Pitt performed the majority of his stunts in the film. [21]

Release

It is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2022. [22]

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