Robert Zemeckis to Direct Brad Pitt Romantic Thriller

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Brad Pitt, Robert Zemeckis

Paramount and New Regency have partnered to make the epic love story.

Director Robert Zemeckis is on board to direct Brad Pitt in an untitled romantic thriller from Paramount and New Regency, the studios announced Friday. 

Plot details for the movie are unknown at this time, other than that it is set during World War II and is epic in scope.

Steven Knight, who wrote Eastern Promises and a screenplay for Pitt's World War Z sequel, penned the script for the project, which originally was developed by Graham King's GK Films.

Now that the project has a studio home, King is joined by Zemeckis and Steve Starkey as producers.

Zemeckis last directed 2012's Flight, starring Denzel Washington, which was a critical and commercial success for Paramount with over $150 million in worldwide receipts and two Academy Award nominations.

Zemeckis is currently in postproduction on The Walk, a Tri-Star drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt that is slated for an October 2015 release.

Borys Kit contributed to this article. 

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