Lady Gaga tapped to act with Brad Pitt in hitman film Bullet Train – Daily Mail

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Lady Gaga has been tapped to act with Brad Pitt in the upcoming hitman movie Bullet Train, based on a Japanese mystery novel.

The 34-year-old singer got a best actress Oscar nomination for her 2018 remake of A Star Is Born directed by its leading man Bradley Cooper.

Now the blonde bombshell is returning to the silver screen to be directed by David Leitch, Collider revealed this Thursday.

Looking fab: Lady Gaga has been tapped to act with Brad Pitt in the upcoming hitman movie Bullet Train, based on a hit Japanese mystery novel

Looking fab: Lady Gaga has been tapped to act with Brad Pitt in the upcoming hitman movie Bullet Train, based on a hit Japanese mystery novel

Looking fab: Lady Gaga has been tapped to act with Brad Pitt in the upcoming hitman movie Bullet Train, based on a hit Japanese mystery novel

Gaga’s casting went public one day after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will be in the film. 

Heroes actor Masi Oka – who was born in Tokyo where the bullet train in the novel departs from – was revealed by Deadline to be in the cast.

Only last week Variety dished that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, whom David Leitch directed in Deadpool 2, was part of the ensemble. 

Bullet Train is an adaptation of the novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and the movie will apparently retain the book’s Japanese setting.

Remember when: The 34-year-old singer got a best actress Oscar nomination for her 2018 remake of A Star Is Born directed by its leading man Bradley Cooper

Remember when: The 34-year-old singer got a best actress Oscar nomination for her 2018 remake of A Star Is Born directed by its leading man Bradley Cooper

Remember when: The 34-year-old singer got a best actress Oscar nomination for her 2018 remake of A Star Is Born directed by its leading man Bradley Cooper

Hunk: Brad is pictured at this year's Oscars in February where he won best supporting actor for the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Hunk: Brad is pictured at this year's Oscars in February where he won best supporting actor for the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Hunk: Brad is pictured at this year’s Oscars in February where he won best supporting actor for the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Triumph: Gaga's casting went public one day after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will be in the film

Triumph: Gaga's casting went public one day after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will be in the film

Triumph: Gaga’s casting went public one day after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will be in the film

Dapper Dan: Heroes actor Masi Oka - who was born in Tokyo where the bullet train in the novel departs from - was revealed by Deadline to be in the cast

Dapper Dan: Heroes actor Masi Oka - who was born in Tokyo where the bullet train in the novel departs from - was revealed by Deadline to be in the cast

Dapper Dan: Heroes actor Masi Oka – who was born in Tokyo where the bullet train in the novel departs from – was revealed by Deadline to be in the cast

As its title suggests the movie is set on a bullet train that happens to play host to five contract killers with mysteriously interlocking objectives.

Although Brad is playing a hitman with the nickname Ladybug it is not yet known who Gaga’s character is, though a Collider source said she is not a lead.

Brad’s casting was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter in early July, the month after it emerged that David Leitch is helming the feature. 

A month later The Hollywood Reporter said Joey King of The Kissing Booth fame was ‘in talks’ for a role, which People said was one of the assassins.

Reunion: Only last week Variety dished that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, whom David Leitch directed in Deadpool 2, was part of the ensemble

Reunion: Only last week Variety dished that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, whom David Leitch directed in Deadpool 2, was part of the ensemble

Reunion: Only last week Variety dished that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, whom David Leitch directed in Deadpool 2, was part of the ensemble

What a cast: A month later The Hollywood Reporter said Joey King of The Kissing Booth fame was 'in talks' for a role, which People said was one of the assassins

What a cast: A month later The Hollywood Reporter said Joey King of The Kissing Booth fame was 'in talks' for a role, which People said was one of the assassins

What a cast: A month later The Hollywood Reporter said Joey King of The Kissing Booth fame was ‘in talks’ for a role, which People said was one of the assassins

Dashing: In September Deadline reported that Andrew Koji, who stars on Warrior and the upcoming superhero movie Snake Eyes, had been cast

Dashing: In September Deadline reported that Andrew Koji, who stars on Warrior and the upcoming superhero movie Snake Eyes, had been cast

Dashing: In September Deadline reported that Andrew Koji, who stars on Warrior and the upcoming superhero movie Snake Eyes, had been cast

Sizzling sensation: By last month Godzilla hunk Aaron Taylor Johnson, who starred with Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals, was also cast according to Variety

Sizzling sensation: By last month Godzilla hunk Aaron Taylor Johnson, who starred with Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals, was also cast according to Variety

Sizzling sensation: By last month Godzilla hunk Aaron Taylor Johnson, who starred with Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals, was also cast according to Variety

In September Deadline reported that Andrew Koji, who stars on Warrior and the upcoming superhero movie Snake Eyes, had been cast.

By last month Godzilla hunk Aaron Taylor Johnson, who starred with Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals, was on board the project according to Variety.

David’s first directorial effort was the hitman drama John Wick and he has stuck to action movies ever since including Atomic Blonde and Hobbes And Shaw.

Before becoming a director he was a stuntman – and was Brad’s double on Fight Club, Spy Game, Ocean’s Eleven, Troy and Mr. And Mrs. Smith.

Source material: Bullet Train is an adaptation of the novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and the movie will apparently retain the book's Japanese setting

Source material: Bullet Train is an adaptation of the novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and the movie will apparently retain the book's Japanese setting

Source material: Bullet Train is an adaptation of the novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka and the movie will apparently retain the book’s Japanese setting

 

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