Logan Lerman Joins Brad Pitt & Shia LaBeouf in David Ayer's 'Fury'
by Ethan Anderton
May 1, 2013
Director David Ayer already has Brad Pitt lined up to lead his new film Fury, a drama that follows five crew members of an American Sherman tank called Fury as they head into battle during the final days of World War II in 1945 as the Nazi regime begins to collapse. In addition, Shia LaBeouf was added to the cast just over a week ago, and now another young talented actor is joining the crew. Deadline has word that Percy Jackson and Perks of Being a Wallflower star Logan Lerman has landed the role of Norman Ellison, a typist who is also the youngest and most inexperienced member of the crew, thrust into being the gunner.
It sounds like QED and Sony Pictures is surrounding Pitt with some big name young talent in order to cover all their demographics. We could be looking at a film with as impressive of a cast as other period war dramas like The Thin Red Line or Saving Private Ryan. We're not sure how many roles are left to be filled, but there are at least two more members of the tank crew to be cast with an eye towards shooting this fall, so more names should be finalized very soon. Either way, I'm already on board, especially with a cast like this working with Ayer after his impressive work on End of Watch. How about you?