EntertainmentTarantino's "The Movie Critic" possibly reuniting Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt for box office triumph

Tarantino's "The Movie Critic" possibly reuniting Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt for box office triumph

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the awards ceremony in 1998.
Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the awards ceremony in 1998.
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3:11 AM EST, February 12, 2024

We previously reported that the creator of "Pulp Fiction" plans to reunite with Brad Pitt, who has already starred in two of his films: "Inglourious Basterds" and "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood". The premise of "The Movie Critic", the title of the upcoming Tarantino production, revolves around the title character based in the 70s, who is, by the way, inspired by a real person. Tarantino was initially attracted to the critiques of an author, published in an adult-oriented magazine during his youth.

Will Tom Cruise join the cast of Tarantino's film?

Jeff Sneider reports the initial collaboration between Cruise and Tarantino on the InSneider portal. If this news is validated, it will be a scenario that didn't materialize in "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood". Apparently, Action film idol Tom Cruise was originally meant to portray Cliff Booth, a role finally executed by none other than Brad Pitt.

This film would be the first time these two would collaborate on the same project in three decades. Their last mutual project was the renowned "Interview with the Vampire" by Neil Jordan, which earned two Oscar nominations (for best original music and set design) and Golden Globes (for best supporting actress Kirsten Dunst and best music), in addition to the Golden Raspberry for the worst on-screen duo, embodied by Pitt and Cruise. We can only hope that their potential teamwork yields better results this time.

What are Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt working on currently?

Tom Cruise, recognized for his stunt expertise and unwavering dedication to every film project, is presently working on the imminent eighth installment of the popular "Mission: Impossible" series. Last year, he featured in its seventh part, "Dead Reckoning – Part One" by Christopher McQuarrie. The prior year, the actor appeared in the box-office hit, "Top Gun: Maverick" by Joseph Kosinski. He certainly isn't complaining about a scarcity of intriguing offers. According to Jeff Sneider, Cruise is extending every effort to accommodate his schedule and partake in Tarantino's venture.

Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the costume horror "Interview with the Vampire"
Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the costume horror "Interview with the Vampire"© Getty Images | Francois Duhamel

On the flip side, Brad Pitt most recently appeared in 2022's "Bullet Train" by David Leitch. Recently, snapshots from the set of his latest film with George Clooney, "Wolves" directed by Jon Watts, were publicized online. The film's debut is tentatively planned for later this year. Fans are also eager for more information about the yet-to-be-titled production by the aforementioned Joseph Kosinski, which relays the tale of a retired Formula 1 racer who returns to the track to mentor a novice competitor.

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