Brad Pitt has had a busy 2022. First, the actor appeared – albeit briefly – in a scene-stealing role in The Lost City. And now, fast train puts him at the center of an action-thrill ride from David Leitch, the director of dead pool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw. But Pitt is far from the only recognizable actor in the film. In fact, his co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson recently admitted he was “good friends” with another of his co-stars.
Brad Pitt Leads an Impressive Cast in ‘Bullet Train’
After emerging as a sex symbol in the early 1990s, Pitt made headlines like seven and Inglourious Basterds. He even won two Oscars for best picture 12 years a slave – which he produced – and Best Actor for Once upon a time in Hollywood. But it often works best as an important part of an ensemble cast, as in Ocean’s Eleven. That’s the way it is fast train.
The film stars Pitt as an assassin crossing aboard a Japanese bullet train in search of a mysterious briefcase containing a cast of dangerous characters. Co-stars are Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny and Sandra Bullock.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson hit it off with one of his co-stars
In a recent interview, Taylor-Johnson opened up about the performer he bonded with on set. And that’s despite the fact that Pitt produced Taylor-Johnson’s breakthrough role in the 2010s great and the 2013 sequel, the actor admits he became quick friends with Henry. Their friendship even supports their characters, who are a pair of assassins known as “The Twins”.
“We hit it off right away,” Taylor-Johnson said The Hollywood Reporter. “[Brian Tyree Henry] is just a beautiful person and a good, good friend. I really care about him. So everything you see in the film is really just us taking off the page and improvising.”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play another Marvel character
Ironically, Taylor-Johnson and Henry have both played characters based on Marvel Comics. Taylor-Johnson appeared as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, Henry Jefferson voiced Davis, father of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. More recently, he played Phastos in 2021 eternalwhich may or may not get a sequel.
And none of the stars are done with Marvel, and Spider-Man in particular. Henry will reprise his role for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in 2023 and likely the third film currently due for release in 2024. Taylor-Johnson will play a very different Marvel character, Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter, in a character-focused spin-off film. The strip is scheduled to hit theaters on January 13, 2023.
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