Bad Bunny joins Brad Pitt and an already confirmed star-studded cast that includes Lady Gaga, Joey King, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Masi Oka, and Andrew Koji. Based on Kotaro Isaka’s novel Maria Beetle, the film adaptation will follow the novel’s premise that centers around five assassins on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka, and who discover that their missions are not dissimilar to one another.
Kelly McCormick will produce Bullet Train through 87North together with Antoine Fuqua. Kat Samick is executive producing with Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP. Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures. Zak Olkewicz will pen the screenplay for the upcoming film adaptation.
Bad Bunny recently achieved a Billboard historic milestone after his latest album release El Ultimo Tour del Mundo debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first all-Spanish album to top the chart in its 62-year history. The Puerto Rican native became Spotify’s most-streamed artist around the world in 2020 and is Billboard’s top Latin artist for a second consecutive year. Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, is set to make his silver-screen debut in the third season of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico and will star and executive produce the upcoming STXfilms drama American Sole.
Bad Bunny is repped by UTA and Rimas Entertainment. Deadline first reported the exclusive.