Paramount Pictures has set a June 9, 2017, release date for the sequel to “World War Z.”

Variety reported a year ago that the studio had hired Steven Knight to write the sequel, which is co-financed by Skydance. J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”) will direct the zombie tentpole with Brad Pitt returning in the starring role.

Plot details for the film, based on Max Brooks’ novel, have been kept under wraps. Pitt will produce the tentpole alongside Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner for Plan B.

“World War Z,” directed by Marc Forster, earned more than $540 million worldwide in 2013 and became the highest-grossing film of Pitt’s career.

The sequel is the second title dated for June 9, 2017. Fox has also set “Fantastic Four 2? for the same date.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in By The Sea

Universal Pictures today announced that it will release By the Sea, Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie Pitt’s directorial follow-up to the studio’s Unbroken, on November 13, 2015, domestically. International releases for the film will build around this date.

Written, directed and produced by Jolie Pitt, the dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt, who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer.

By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience,By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s.

“This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance,” said Jolie Pitt. “It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew.”

“Angie and Brad have created an intimate gem of a film that will surprise people and delivers an experience they might not expect from them,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “Universal is honored to market and distribute it to audiences around the world.”

Jolie Pitt is joined behind the scenes by a key crew that includes cinematographer Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), who used his Cine Reflect Lighting System to shoot the film; production designer Jon Hutman (Unbroken); editor Patricia Rommel (The Lives of Others); and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). Pitt joins her in production duties, while Chris Brigham (Inception), Holly Goline (Unbroken) and Michael Vieira (Unbroken) serve as executive producers.

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You don’t usually get so many stars who carry pictures themselves to headline the same movie. But Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment formally set Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine. Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei also star. McKay wrote the most recent draft, from script by Charles Randolph. Pic tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008. If that sounds un-cinematic, so did Lewis’ books Moneyball and The Blind Side, and those movie adaptations worked out pretty well. Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock round out the cast. Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing. They are just getting underway in New Orleans.

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Brad Pitt will star in an untitled romantic thriller for Paramount with Robert Zemeckis directing from a Steve Knight script.

Graham King, who developed the project, is producing alongside Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. The project will be produced through King’s GK Films banner with New Regency. Executive producers are Jack Rapke, Knight, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.

The logline for Knight’s script is being kept under wraps.

Pitt was last seen in “Fury” and recently finished filming “By the Sea” with spouse Angelina Jolie, who’s starring and directing.

Zemeckis’ directing credits at Paramount include 1994’s “Forrest Gump” and 2012’s “Flight.” He is in post-production on “The Walk,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit as he crossed the Twin Towers on a tightrope, which is set for an October release from Sony.

King and Knight are also partnered on the action-thriller “The Red Circle,” a remake of the French film “Le Cercle Rouge,” reset in Hong Kong. Knight wrote the script and is producing under GK Films.

Knight’s credits include “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and “Dirty Pretty Things.”He also directed Tom Hardy in “Locke.”

King produced “Rango” and “The Departed.”

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Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock are attached to star in the UNTITLED WAR OF THE ROSES PROJECT. The currently untitled War of the Roses style divorce comedy follows a couple who host a HSN/QVC show who trudge through their divorce on air. Pitt and Bullock will play the male and female lead, respectively.

The project is currently in development, and will be produced by Pitt and Dede Gardner for Plan B Entertainment. Brad Weston and Pam Abby will oversee for New Regency, while Sarah Esberg will oversee production. The A-list comedy is currently OWA.

Pitt recently starred in Fury and executive produced the upcoming drama True Story, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco. Up next, he’ll star in By the Sea and The Big Short. He’ll also produce an astounding number of films, including The Lost City of Z and Anonymous vs. Steubenville.

Bullock most recently starred in the Oscar-nominated Gravity, opposite George Clooney. The Oscar winner will next lend her voice to the Despicable Me spinoff Minions and will star in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis. She’s also producing the Christmas comedy Jingle and executive producing the Untitled Pamela Falk/Michael Ellis Project.

Bullock is repped by CAA. Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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HBO has greenlit the miniseries “Lewis and Clark” from exec producers Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman. Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, respectively.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, made the announcement Friday.

Based on the book “Undaunted Courage,” by Stephen E. Ambrose, the six-hour historical drama follows the journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Lewis and Clark, on their mission to deliver President Thomas Jefferson’s message of sovereignty, as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific. “Lewis and Clark” tells the story of America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River.

“In ‘Lewis and Clark,’ we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America’s ‘manifest destiny,’” said Lombardo. “We are tremendously excited to bring together this incredible group of talents to tell a seminal American story.”

The miniseries hails from HBO and National Geographic Entertainment and is produced by Playtone, Plan B and Class 5. John Curran (“The Painted Veil”) will direct, and Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific”), Curran and Norton will serve as writers.

Production begins this summer.

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Fury is out on Blu-Ray/DVD Today and here is a behind scenes video from the extras:

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Brad attended the Producers Guild Of America Awards last night, here are some photos:


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Brad attended the premiere of True Story (which he produced) on the Sundance Film Festival, here are photos:


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Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are teaming up for a Plan B and Paramount’s adaptation of a Michael Lewis best-seller.

The three actors are in various stages of talks to star in The Big Short, the adaptation of Lewis’ takedown of the financial crisis. Lewis is the author of Moneyball, the financial-sports book whose adaptation Pitt starred in and produced in 2011.

Pitt and his Plan B shingle are producing Big Short, which has a script by Adam McKay. McKay is expected to direct the drama, although there is no timetable yet. Paramount had no comment.

The nonfiction book, whose full title is The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, chronicles the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s.

Pitt, who brought Lewis’ Moneyball to the big screen, is producing and enlisted Bale and Gosling to star.

The project is not expected to be Bale’s next, though it is still unclear what the Oscar winner’s is eyeing. He was poised to play the late Steve Jobs for an untitled project that was originally set up at Sony (it was eventually put in turnaround and picked up by Universal). He also is attached to star in Fox’s The Deep Blue Goodbye.

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