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Brad Pitt to Produce and Possibly Star in True Story Movie About Holocaust

September 13, 2012 08:40:13 GMT

Pitt is preparing 'IBM and the Holocaust' and has reportedly attached himself to star in the film project in order to attract directors' interest.


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Brad Pitt has just snatched another high-profile movie project. After recently filming Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" in England, the fiance of Angelina Jolie is now set to produce a big screen take on Edwin Black's New York Times bestseller "IBM and the Holocaust".

Courtesy of Vulture, Pitt, through his Plan B banner, is still shopping the project around to find any studios or TV cable to distribute it. Multiple insiders also say that the A-lister has attached himself to star in the Holocaust film in order to attract directors, but Plan B insists that the actor has not been formally tapped.

Published in 2001, "IBM and the Holocaust" is a critically acclaimed book which unveils how the multinational technology and consulting corporation facilitated the Third Reich's extermination of European Jewry.

The story follows the efforts of IBM's then-chief executive Thomas Watson, who formed an alliance with the Nazis and supported the Holocaust by implementing a series of punch cards based on national census data.

Aside from preparing this political movie, Pitt has been tapped to star in Steve McQueen's star-studded drama "12 Years a Slave". His other upcoming films include "Killing Them Softly" and "World War Z" which both have been pushed back to November 30 this year and June 21, 2013 respectively.

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