The rumour referred to above is that Brad Pitt
is "favourite" to play the lead role in an adaptation of the Western video game Red Dead Redemption. According to Showbizspy:
Sources say the Hollywood heartthrob is the hot favorite to play renegade outlaw John Marston in an epic cowboy shoot-em-up based on the PlayStation game.
“This is an exciting project with a great character at the center of it,” a source said.
“The idea is to make this in the style of an epic Western movie but with a few modern touches.
“Brad is perfect for the role and he is being given first refusal.”
The more Westerns, the better I say. One of them has to be good. Same thing with video game movies. Except for, you know, there have actually been good Westerns. So will a Red Dead Redemption movie live up to the legacy of great Westerns or fall foul of the video game movie curse? Only time will tell.
If you haven't played the game (like me) and probably won't get around to it, or if you enjoyed the game and just can't get enough of it there's a cool little movie below based on the game from John Hillcoat, the director of The Road
and The Proposition:
What do you think, is Brad Pitt a good fit for the part? Who would be just as good or better?
Source: Latino Review