Seven inexperienced assassins board the fastest train in Japan, the fastest on the planet, for a reckoning: welcome aboard the “Bullet Train,” an action-comedy starring Brad Pitt animated to laugh at himself. the ambition to become the last film of the summer, “Bullet Train” opens on August 4th in Portugal, a day before the US, in a sector that needs strong box office to recover from the cinema crisis caused by the pandemic. directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2” and “Atomic Blonde”) and features a young all-star cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry and Puerto Rican rapper Benito Antonio Martínez, known worldwide as ” Bad Bunny.” “It’s an action-comedy, and to me it’s a lot more fun than the current hits because it’s full of humor,” Brad Pitt, 58, explained at a Paris press conference. clearly designed for movie theaters, to generate that infectious laugh when you’re in a group wanting to have fun,” added the actor.TRAILER.
Pitt plays Ladybug, or Joaninha in the Portuguese version, who translated the names of all the characters, a criminal coming from a bad season and obsessed with his bad luck. Ladybug “is the king of stooges, everything goes wrong for him”, he explained with a smile to journalists. The film is full of fights in the style of Jackie Chan, a martial arts star in the comic version, for whom the star has a special devotion: “I don’t have enough words to praise everything that (Jackie Chan) has done” for the cinema.
A production with an air of therapy
Director David Leitch is an old acquaintance of Pitt’s: for years he was his double in risky scenes in films such as “Fight Club” and “Troy”. achievement”, Leitch explained at the meeting with journalists. Brad Pitt “knows all my work and that gives me confidence to direct it”, he said. “Bullet Train” was run during the pandemic, while Japan was still confined , making the search for alternatives begin. “We couldn’t travel to Tokyo. It was an especially dark time for all of us,” Pitt recalled. The solution was to reproduce, in the studio, three carriages of the bullet train that covers the Tokyo-Kyoto line. In the windows of these carriages, images of the journey pass at high speed, reproduced on high-definition screens. “Those three carriages looked like 12. And those screens gave a pop and fun touch to the film”, said Leitch. “It was like therapy. lucky to leave our perspectives to enter this bubble that we created to beat ourselves”, said actor Brian Tyree Henry, laughing. no luck during this trip.”David knows immediately what he wants to see [no ecrã]”, Tyree said. “His experience in the world of stunts and the fact that he is a fan of that world gives the film much more legitimacy”, he added.