Brad Pitt to Reunite with Tom Cruise for 'Go Like Hell' Racing Drama?
Over four years ago, Brad Pitt was said to be circling Go Like Hell, a racing drama based on the book of the same name by A.J. Baime. However, he fell away from the project and went on to other films. But now it sounds like Pitt is interested again after Tom Cruise and his Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski decided to pick up the project that caught Michael Mann's interest years ago. THR has word that Pitt is being courted to join Cruise in the story about how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and racing champ turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a plan to reinvent the Ford company. Read on!
Cruise is developing the project with Kosinski as a starring vehicle for himself to play Ford, but it's not clear if Pitt would play Iacocca or Shelby in this film. It would be the first time Pitt and Cruise have worked together since Interview with a Vampire in 1994. Back then, Pitt wasn't as bankable of a name as he is today, so bringing these two guys together would be quite the box office draw. The story is pretty awesome too as the three prominent men in the automobile history enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, designing and building a race car that could beat Enzo Ferrari at his own game at 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. It's still early days so it's not clear if Pitt will actually board the project, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.