George Clooney and Brad Pitt collaborated on five films between 2001 (Ocean’s Eleven) and 2008 (Burn after reading). Since then they had not met again on any project. Up to now. The couple will star in the new movie Jon Watts, responsible for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movies. In what is becoming a tradition, Apple TV+ has been ahead of the competition to stay with this untitled project that will hit the platform after a theatrical release.
Pitt and Clooney will be two lone wolves who receive the same order. No further plot details are known of a film that has received offers from Sony, Lionsgate, Annapurna, MGM, Universal, Warner Bros, Amazon, Netflix y Apple. The latter has taken the cat into the water for an undetermined figure. The key to the agreement lies in the juicy checks that its stars would receive and the flexibility of the streaming service in its premiere strategy.
First in rooms
The thriller will have a theatrical release in style before being incorporated into the Apple TV + catalog, a concession that has been essential for the platform to have retained many of Hollywood’s most coveted projects in recent months.
Swang Song, a drama with Mahershala Ali, will be released on December 17 in theaters and Apple TV +. The Tragedy of Macbeth, the new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic that has brought together Joel Coen, Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, will have three weeks of exclusivity in theaters before hitting the streaming service on January 14, 2022.
Apple, on the hunt for the big Hollywood projects
In August, it became official that the company would disburse more than $ 200 million for Argylle, the new movie of Matthew Vaughn in which Henry Cavill plays a spy. The company will pay an even higher amount for Killers of the Fower Moon, the first project of Martin Scorsese that one of his two fetish actors: Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert De Niro. It will also go through cinemas before reaching Apple TV + the thriller Emancipation, made by Will Smith, O The Greatest Beer Run Ever, the first work of Peter Farrelly since his Oscar for Green Book.
They are still in pre-production Kitbag, the review of Ridley Scott to the figure of Napoleon with Joaquin Phoenix and Jodie Comer, and Ghosted, the romantic adventure comedy that will bring together Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans for the first time since the end of their respective appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All the big Hollywood stars want to work with Apple. Who will be next?
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