All aboard the madness express

Brad Pitt returns to the big screen with his new movie: Bullet Train. This is one of the last big bets of the summer and promises to take viewers on a journey full of action, adrenaline and brutal fights.

In ‘Bullet Train’, the David Leitch film that opens today, expert assassin Ladybug (Brad Pitt) hopes that his apparent bad luck will not derail his new mission. He just has to get on the locomotive, steal a briefcase and get off at the next station. Simple. Or maybe not, because six other sociopaths will try to complete the same mission, which will take the viewer on a journey of action, madness, hits and dark fun.

“The train is a place where people from all over the world, from all races and social classes, all get on board. And we trust that it will take us to our destination, but in between there are many stops, people get on and off, there’s always a chance to meet someone you’ve never seen. Only, in our film, it’s a bunch of sociopaths who get on. What happens on a train where all these people get on and they start killing each other? The answer is… a lot of fun,” actor Brian Tyree Henry, who brings “Lemon” to life, shared in a virtual chat.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins as ‘Tangerine’, the ‘twin’ brother of ‘Lemon’; Bad Bunny is the criminal of Latin descent ‘The Wolf’; Zazie Beetz is ‘The Hornet’; Andrew Koji is ‘Kimura’, and Joey King brings to life the tender but deadly ‘The Princess’. The film is based on the black novel ‘Maria Beetle’, by Japanese Kotaro Isaka.

Taylor-Johnson highlighted the on-screen chemistry between ‘Tangerine’ and ‘Lemon’, which came almost naturally with her colleague.

“We became instant friends. I think there’s a lot of humor in our characters. We are ‘twins’, but we didn’t want to make that joke that one was white and the other black; We wanted to show a brotherhood, they are characters that have a history of camaraderie, love and empathy, they really protect each other, “explained the British.

“We both come from families full of sisters, we never had brothers in our lives, we did not have the opportunity to create a brotherhood and build something like that, and we had to show that on the screen,” added the African-American.

Of course, it was a luxury to have action scenes with a figure like Pitt, although both Taylor-Johnson and Tyree Henry came out badly.

not so bad

The director also highlighted the talent of the Puerto Rican singer, who joined the production as the Latin thug at the recommendation and insistence of his own wife.

“I joined when the book was already adapted. The author is well known in Japan, but he had asked to make the film with a global tone, he wanted to expand his world, so there was a Latin character, two British, the American, but the soul of the plot was Japanese. It’s a palette of the world, a global film.

“And Bad Bunny’s work was great. He came to the project at the insistence of my creative producer, who is my wife. She knew that she could put that passion that the character needed. And she was not wrong: she has enormous charisma, she brought everything that to the first meetings. I have nothing but great words for him. We went to see him at a show he gave in Toronto and we couldn’t believe how much people love him, “Leitch shared.

Data sheet

Bullet Train

Duration: 126 minutes

Director: David Leitch

Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, Miraj Grbic, Bad Bunny, Johanna Watts, Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Genre: Action. thriller. Comedy


Five hit men find themselves aboard a bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Morioka with a few stops in between. They discover that their missions are not alien to each other. The question is who will get out of the train alive and what awaits them at the final station.

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