‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ star, Brad Pitt, is set to star in the action-thriller ‘Bullet Train’ at Sony Pictures.

‘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.

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.

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Pitt was last seen in Quentin Tarantino‚Äôs ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, for which he won his first Oscar, and ‘Ad Astra’. His upcoming projects include Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’ which also stars Emma Stone.