reports that Pitt has confirmed he'll be starring in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I thought he was confirmed months ago - but what do I know?
Brad Pitt Commits to Benjamin Button
July 27, 2006
Brad Pitt has committed to star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a Paramount/Warner Bros. co-production, which he'll make after he reprises his role this summer in the Steven Soderbergh-directed Ocean's 13 at Warner Bros.
Variety says Pitt is also circling Universal's State of Play, the Americanized adaptation of the acclaimed British miniseries. Matthew Carnahan is writing the script. Pitt is interested in playing a journalist and former campaign manager of a fast-rising politician who unravels a murder conspiracy involving his former boss.
"Button," which has been on Pitt's radar for at least a year, re-teams the actor with his Fight Club director David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, his Babel co-star. The project has been developed for more than a decade in several different incarnations.
Written by Eric Roth from a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the drama casts Pitt as a man who hits age 50 and begins aging backward. Complications ensue when he falls in love with a woman of 30. "Button," which is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, is likely to start production in late fall.