According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has once again delayed the release date for David Leitch’s forthcoming action-thriller film Bullet Train, featuring an all-star cast led by Oscar-winner Brad Pitt. Initially pushed back to a July 29 theatrical release earlier this year, the film has been pushed back for another week and is now slated to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2022.
It’s new theatrical date will see the film going up against the horror comedy Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, the family comedy film Easter Sunday, and Paramount’s Secret Headquarters.
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“An original movie event, the film is a fun, delirious action-thriller,” reads the synopsis. “Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic, diverse assassins – all with connected yet conflicting objectives – set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan.
Bullet Train is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a screenplay written by Zak Olkewicz (Fear Street), based on Isaka Kotaro’s Japanese novel titled Maria Beetle. It stars Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bad Bunny, Masi Oka, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Karen Fukuhara, and Sandra Bullock.
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Bullet Train is being produced by Leitch and Kelly McCormick through their company 87North along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick. Executive producers are Kotaro’s Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma, with Brittany Morrissey executive overseeing the film for Sony Pictures.