The ensemble cast of David Leitch’s (HOBBS & SHAW) upcoming assassin thriller BULLET TRAIN continues to fill out as Deadline has reported that Zazie Beetz (JOKER) has signed on.
Based on the popular manga Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, BULLET TRAIN is expected to follow several “assassins who find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. Strangely, they discover their missions are not unrelated to each other.” It’s not known who Zazie Beetz will be playing, but she joins a cast that already includes Brad Pitt (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD), Joey King (THE KISSING BOOTH), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (THE KING’S MAN), Brian Tyree Henry (ETERNALS), and Andrew Koji (Warrior). In addition to directing, David Leitch is also slated to supervise the script which is being penned by Zak Olkewicz (FEAR STREET).
Zazi Beetz was recently seen in NINE DAYS and STILL HERE, and is currently filming THE HARDER THEY FALL for Netflix, a western that stars Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) as Nat Love, a cowboy who discovers that the man who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison. He reunites with his gang to track his enemy down and seek his revenge. The film also stars Idris Elba (THE SUICIDE SQUAD), Lakeith Stanfield (KNIVES OUT), Delroy Lindo (DA 5 BLOODS), and Regina King (Watchmen).