This can be their fourth collaboration, after Pitt appeared in True Romance (1993), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), which earned him his first Oscar for best-supporting actor.
Tarantino has praised Pitt as “one of the last remaining big-screen movie stars”.
The Movie Critic is a Los Angeles-based movie set in 1977, following a critic who works for a fictional journal known as The Popstar Pages. Tarantino revealed that the movie is “based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag”.
“He was very rude, you know. He cursed. He used racial slurs. But his shit was really funny. He was as rude as hell,” he continued.
The Movie Critic can be Tarantino’s final one
The movie is anticipated to be Tarantino’s final, as he has beforehand introduced his intention to retire after making 10 movies. The Movie Critic can be his tenth characteristic, following Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which grossed $377m worldwide.
Pitt’s involvement in the movie shouldn’t be but confirmed, as he has a busy schedule forward of him. He is presently engaged on an Apple-produced Formula One racing film with director Joseph Kosinski, who additionally helmed Top Gun: Maverick.
The Bullet Train actor can even star in one other F1 film with Javier Bardem and Damson Idris, which has no title but. Plus, he’ll share the display screen with George Clooney in the Apple thriller Wolfs, and he has not too long ago launched titles just like the motion thriller Bullet Train and the showbiz drama Babylon.
Tarantino has mentioned that he needs the lead of The Movie Critic to be “somebody in the 35-year-old ball park” and “a new leading man for me”. He additionally described the character as “a very good critic” who was “cynical as hell”. He mentioned that his critiques had been “a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic”. He made these feedback to Deadline on the Cannes movie competition final 12 months, the place he premiered Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Movie Critic is probably going to begin filming both on the finish of this 12 months or in early 2025.