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Review of George Clooney and Brad Pitt to Reunite in Jon Watts’ Untitled Thriller Pic

It has been 13 years since Oscar winners George Clooney and Brad Pitt had last shared the big screen together with The Coen Brothers’ 2008 black comedy crime pic Burn After Reading, and now it looks like the acclaimed duo have finally found their next project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney and Pitt are currently attached for the leading roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts’ forthcoming untitled thriller film. The outlet notes that the project has triggered one of this year’s biggest bidding wars, with multiple studios including Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures reportedly competing against each other for the rights to the high-profile film along with streamers such as Netflix, Apple, and Amazon.

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Further details about the untitled film’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but it’s being described as thriller centered around two lone wolf fixers, who wind up getting assigned to the same job.

The project will be written, directed, and produced by Jon Watts. This marks the filmmaker’s first non-Marvel project in a long while after only working on the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man films for the last six years. In addition to the untitled thriller, Watts is also currently working on two other major projects including Spider-Man: No Way Home which is set to debut this December; and Marvel Studios’ long-awaited Fantastic Four reboot.

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The thriller pic will be produced by Clooney through his Smokehouse Pictures banner, and Pitt through his Plan B Entertainment. The outlet notes that the potential acquisition deal might result in an eight-figure range payday for both A-listers.

Clooney and Pitt’s incredible chemistry was first seen in the blockbuster Ocean’s 11 films, where they portrayed the roles of heist masterminds Danny Ocean, and Rusty Ryan, respectively. Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy trilogy had earned a combined gross of over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

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