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Brad Pitt to Reunite with Tom Cruise for 'Go Like Hell' Racing Drama?

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December 19, 2013
Source: THR

Brad Pitt / Go Like Hell

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.

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  • Such heroic nonsense
    They make an awesome team. I've always wondered why they dont make any movies together. Interview with the Vampire is one of my all time favs.
    • Jason
      i believe they did not get along very well on the set of Interview. that may explain their subsequent hiatus from one another... i'm sure there's some gossip on Google..
      • Such heroic nonsense
        Oh wow, i did not ever read that. Thanks for the info. Well maybe they finally were able to brush it aside cause as Lestat says "Life without me would be even more unbearable"
        • Jason
          i'm sure both of their PR teams are acutely aware of what a double billing would mean for box office receipts... i'm really sure, neither of them would mind the payday either. if word got out they scrapped earlier on Interview, it would probly be really good publicity for the new flick...
          • Such heroic nonsense
            True. They're both older gentleman now so unless one of them slept with the others gf/wife, the past shouldnt be a big deal anymore. Moreover, it would be pretty awesome to see Tom Cruise behind the wheel of a race car again. Big fan of Days of Thunder too.
  • DAVIDPD
    Su-weet!

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