Sandra Bullock is boarding the train. The actor is joining Brad Pitt in his Sony assassin film Bullet Train, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.
David Leitch, known for Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, is directing. He is also overseeing the rewrite of the script by Zak Olkewicz.
Bullet Train adapts the popular Japanese book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka. It centers on a group of hitmen and assassins with conflicting motives on a train in Tokyo. The tone of the project has been described as Speed, the 1994 Bullock action film set on a bus, meets Liam Neeson’s 2014 plane thriller Non-Stop.
Bullock, an Oscar winner for 2009’s The Blind Side, joins a sprawling cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Andrew Koji and Michael Shannon. This will be Bullock and Pitt’s first film together.
The CAA-repped Bullock last appeared onscreen in the 2018 Netflix horror hit Bird Box and has an untitled Nora Fingscheidt film due out this year.
Deadline first reported the news of Bullock’s casting.