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Brad Pitt to play elite assassin in The Gray Man

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Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 16:21 [IST]

Actor Brad Pitt is said to be in talks for the lead role in the upcoming movie The Gray Man, which is based on f Mark Greaney's novel. According to reports, the Hollywood star wants to play a CIA agent-turned-elite assassin in New Regency's new project. He is said to start filming soon after finishing World War Z.

Earlier this year, Brad Pitt was named as the possible candidate for the leading man, but the reports were shot down later. Sources claim that the actor was not to sign the project as his partner Angelina Jolie did not to work simultaneously. But now, he is about to finish the filming for World War Z. So he is in negotiation for the hero role in the movie The Gray Man.

Adam Cozad has been roped in to adapt the Mark Greaney's thriller novel for the big screen. Pitt's Plan B partner Dede Gardner will serve as a producer along with Stephen Garrett of Shine. The story revolves around a CIA agent-turned-elite assassin, who is on the run when his last job goes bad. While dodging the forces, who are out to get him, he has to keep his family safe.

However, Brad Pitt has earlier acted in New Regency's Fight Club and The Gray Man will be his second movie under the banner. He is currently shooting for World War Z. After finishing it, he is expected to take up this new project.

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