Rumor: Brad Pitt To Play John Marsten In Red Dead Film
Okay, so he wore a cowboy hat in "Legends of the Fall" and "Thelma and Louise." ...is that enough to qualify him for this role?
Well, whatever. As much as we hate to admit it, the guy's a darn good actor, and he might fit in rather well, provided he does something to his voice. The big rumor today, courtesy of ShowbizSpy, is that Brad Pitt is in the driver's seat for the role of John Marsten in the upcoming film version of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption. Various sources say Pitt "is the hot favorite" for the part right now; as one source said:
“This is an exciting project with a great character at the center of it. 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 game's story is very film-like in its style and presentation, and the plot would be pretty intense if done correctly on the big screen. Of course, Hollywood is notorious for screwing up movies based on games, so we're not exactly holding our breath...we're just trying to remain optimistic. You know, in retrospect, I should've just posted a pic of Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie...or both. I mean, that's Pitt's true legacy.
Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption
8/26/2010 10:37:40 AM Ben Dutka