Lady Gaga Joins Brad Pitt & Zazie Beetz in Thriller “Bullet Train”

Well, the cast for this film is absolutely bonkers. Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch’s Bullet Train has just called Lady Gaga onboard. Leitch, an verified master of the action sequence, has assembled an incredible cast for this film. The Oscar-winner and multi-talented superstar joins Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Masi Oka, and two-time Oscar-nominee and one of the best character actors working, Michael Shannon.

Leitch’s film was written by Zak Olkewicz and is based on Kôtarô Isaka’s novel “Maria Beetle.” As you could probably guess from the title, the story’s setting is a bullet train, and the premise finds four assassins onboard the speedy locomotive in Tokyo, each with their own designs. Collider broke the news about Gaga’s involvement. It’s unclear at this point exactly who she’s playing, but Collider‘s source says she’s in a supporting role rather than a lead.

The last time we saw Gaga on the big screen, she was absolutely crushing it in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born (doesn’t 2018 feel like a million years ago?). She won her Oscar for Best Original Song from that film and was also nominated for Best Actress. Gaga’s upcoming film slate is very intriguing. Along with Leitch’s sure-to-be pulse-pounding thriller, she’s got Ridley Scott’s Gucci, where she’s set to play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, who plotted to kill her husband—the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci. Her co-stars in that little picture are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Jack Huston. So, yeah, that seems like a big one.

We’ll let you know more when we know more.

Featured image: NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


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