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Brad Pitt May Join World War II Drama 'Fury'

April 4, 2013 (8:54 am) GMT
The 'Moneyball' star is reportedly in final talks to star in the David Ayer-directed movie.
Brad Pitt

Sought-after actor might be involved in another World War II project. Previously starring in 's "", the actor and film producer is now reported to be in final negotiations to be the leading man in David Ayer's upcoming drama "".

"Fury" is Ayer's World War II-themed script which was bought by QED International for $1 million. Taking place in 1945 after the fall of the Nazy regime, the film sees the five-man crew of an American tank named Fury that runs across a desperate German division. Unlike many war-themed films, the movie "digs deep into the complexities of battlefield heroism" in a way that "lands with a modern audience."

"[I want to] bring a fresh execution to the genre. What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters," Ayer describes his project.

Produced by QED's Bill Block, John Lesher and Ethan Smith, the film will start its production in September and is expected to get a 2015 release.

Meanwhile, Pitt will next be seen in Marc Forster's "", which will be released in the United States on June 21.

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