Brad Pitt Speaks Up About His Acting Retirement

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By Dan Lawrence
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Brad Pitt has had fans worried recently with talk of retirement from acting. However, the Hollywood supremo has spoken up about it during the premiere of his latest movie, Bullet Train. Deadline reports straight from the Bullet Train red carpet that Brad Pitt isn’t quite ready to hang up his acting boots just yet.

Fans started to worry that Brad Pitt was ready to call time on his legendary career after his interview with GQ where the acting said; “I consider myself on my last leg.” For fans of an actor that has made such an iconic mark on Hollywood and has plenty of years left in the tank at 58, this is the last thing they wanted to be hearing. Fortunately though, when Deadline approached Pitt on the Bullet Train red carpet and asked him about retirement, the actor was quick to change the narrative. “No, I mean…I really have to work on my phrasing,” Pitt said. “I was just saying, I’m past middle age and I want to be specific about how I spend those last things however they may be.”

One such project that Brad Pitt has in his future is an as-yet-untitled movie about the world’s premier motorsport, Formula 1. The movie will see Brad Pitt star as a driver coming out of retirement for one last shot at championship glory while mentoring a young sensation of a teammate. The film will be directed by Top Gun: Maverick’s Joeseph Kosinski and has been acquired by Apple TV+. Seven-time Formula 1 Drivers’ Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton is attached to the project as a producer. Before that, Brad Pitt has a starring role in Damien Chazelle’s next film. Babylon chronicles an era of transition in Hollywood, from silent films to “talkies.” The film is expected early next year. As well as his Formula 1 project and Babylon, Pitt will star alongside George Clooney in a Jon Watts-directed feature and has well over 40 producing projects to oversee. 

Before Brad Pitt can look too keenly at the future, he must focus on the present and that entails promoting his new movie Bullet TrainBullet Train is the latest feature from John Wick co-director David Leitch. Following Leitch’s previous solo works Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Bullet Train follows Brad Pitt’s assassin Ladybug, who is looking to take things easy on his next job after far too many hectic assignments. However, an ensemble cast of rogues including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny and Zazie Beetz is set on making Ladybug’s latest job his most action-packed ever, as a high-octane thriller unfolds on the world’s fastest train. 

Bullet Train is making its bow in US theatres on August 5th and Brad Pitt fans will be able to see just how this latest film in the great actor’s career plays out. Will Bullet Train be another one of Brad Pitt’s greatest hits, to stand alongside the likes of Fight Club, Moneyball and Seven? Or will Pitt’s latest Hollywood venture fall short and have the actor commit even further to extending his career? Either way, it looks like fans will not need to worry about the dreaded retirement of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars anytime soon.