Deadline has reported that actress Joey King (The Act) has begun talks to co-star with Brad Pitt in director David Leitch’s (Atomic Blonde) new action thriller Bullet Train.
Bullet Train – which is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka – will be directed by Leitch who will also be supervising the script written by Zak Olkewicz. The book follows five assassins who all find themselves on the same train from Tokyo to Morioka. The English translation of Isaka’s novel will be released next year.
King is most known for starring in Netflix’s romantic comedy The Kissing Booth, which released a sequel last month and announced a third film has already been shot and will be released next summer. She was nominated last year for an Emmy award for her role in Hulu’s The Act.
Leitch, whose credits include Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, John Wick, and Hobbs and Shaw, will produce the project with Kelly McCormick through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.
Bullet Train is expected to begin production this fall in Los Angeles.
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