Deadline reports that Warrior actor Andrew Koji will star alongside Brad Pitt and Joey King in director David Leitch’s (John Wick) upcoming 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.
Koji will star as one of the five assassins alongside Pitt and King. He currently stars in the television series Warrior, based of Bruce Lee’s writings, and will be seen next in the G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes, where he’ll play opposite Henry Golding as Snake Eyes’ nemesis Storm Shadow.
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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