July 28, 2006 05:07:32 GMT
Brad Pitt has been assigned to play the title role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Brad Pitt finally reaches his goal. Looking forward to join "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for at least a year, the Hollywood hunk has satisfyingly been billed to play the titular character in the project which he is slated to film after wrapping "Ocean's Thirteen" this summer.
Planned to start production in late fall this year, the picture will be directed by David Fincher based on the scripts written by Eric Roth from a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald to be released under Paramount and Warner Bros. with Kathleen Kennedy plus Frank Marshall as producers.
Last seen starring opposite his sweetheart, Angelina Jolie, in Doug Liman's 2005 effort of "Mr and Mrs Smith", Pitt has also been reported to have deep interest in joining "State of Play", a Universal production adapted from the acclaimed British miniseries of the same title. The striking actor is eyeing the role of a journalist and former campaign manager of a fast-rising politician who unravels a murder conspiracy involving his former boss.