- Joey King is in talks to star opposite Brad Pit in Sony's action thriller 'Bullet Train.'
David Leitch (Hobbs & Shaw) is attached to direct and will also supervise the script by Zak Olkewicz. Bullet Train is Pitt’s next project after winning his first Oscar for acting in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.
The film is based on the Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka. Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP, are executive producers on the project. Harvill Secker also separately announced that it will publish the novel Bullet Train in English next year.
Leitch and Kelly McCormick will produce through their company 87North, along with Antoine Fuqua. Kat Samick is executive producing and Brittany Morrissey is the executive overseeing the project for Sony Pictures.
Eyeing a fall production start in Los Angeles, the plot details are still unknown with King possibly being one of the four leads. This will be her first action heavy role.
King is fresh off the summer sequel of The Kissing Booth on Netflix, which announced the third movie filmed in secret. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her role in Hulu’s limited series The Act and inked a first-look deal with the streamer. She will also lead and produce the limited series, A Spark Of Light, by Sony Pictures TV based on the bestselling book by Jodi Piccoult and The In Between, written by Marc Klein, for Paramount Players.
King is repped by UTA, Coast to Coast Talent Group, Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment, ID PR and attorney Howard Fishman.