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Pitt is Benjamin Button

Published July 27, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of WireImage.
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Brad Pitt continues to fill up his calendar and, after his date with Ocean's Thirteen, the thesp has agreed to become Benjamin Button.

Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


According to Variety, Paramount and Warner Bros have picked up Brad Pitt to star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Button has been on Pitt's to-do list for at least year and will reunite the actor with Fight Club director David Fincher. To make the film more of a reunion for Pitt, he will also re-team with Cate Blanchett, who he recently co-starred in Babel with. The project has been developed for more than a decade in several different incarnations.

Scripted by Eric Roth from a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, drama casts Pitt as a man who hits age 50 and begins aging backward. Complications ensue when he falls in love with a woman of 30. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, is likely to start production in late fall.


Aging backwards? Sounds like something Fincher would do.

Pitt has quite a few projects in orbit including Ocean's Thirteen, State of Play, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (which was recently pushed to 2007 might I add) and A Mighty Heart.

Stay tuned for updates.


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