‘Tenet’ star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined the cast of the David Leitch-helmed ‘Bullet Train’

Taylor-Johnson joins Brad Pitt, Joey King and Andrew Koji. He will play one of the hitmen alongside Pitt.

‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ helmer, David Leitch is set to direct the story which is based on the Japanese novel ‘Maria Beetle’ by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka. Leitch will also supervise the script, which will be written by Zak Olkewicz.

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Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP, are executive producers on the project. Harvill Secker has separately announced that it will publish the novel ‘Bullet Train’ in English next year.

Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick.