Quentin Tarantino will be reuniting for the third time with Brad Pitt in his final film The Movie Critic. Unclear if Pitt will play the title character, but I think he is. Last time out, Pitt won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, and he also starred for Tarantino in Inglorious Basterds. I also think Sony Pictures will be back as the studio distributing the film, with Stacey Sher producing and a 2025 release eyed.
This is fantastic news for Tarantino's "last" movie. I use quotations cause that wonderful freak will never retire from this business. Obviously, this isn't the first time these two have teamed up. In addition to crushing it in 'Inglorious Basterds', Pitt was so god damn good in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.
Just fantastic stuff. This sort of role where Brad Pitt gets to flex a character actor type of role that just happens to be a lead. That is where he really shines.
As for the actual movie, here is the plot:
Tarantino has been circumspect on the last movie, but he opened up a bit to Deadline’s Baz Bamigboye at last Cannes when he presided over a screening of Rolling Thunder. He said at the time the movie was set in California the year of that film’s release, which was 1977, and that it “is based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag.”
The inspiration goes back to a job Tarantino had as a teen, loading porn magazines into a vending machine and emptying quarters out of the cash dispenser. “All the other stuff was too skanky to read but then there was this porno rag that had a really interesting movie page,” He told Bamigboye. There was one critic in particular Tarantino liked, who wrote snarky and smart as the second string critic.
Like i said, Tarantino is a straight up freak and this is exactly the type of freaky shit that he should excel in. The only other name apparently in consideration is Paul Walter Hauser, who would be great for this subject. Now Tarantino can go ahead and round out this cast with Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen and get this shoot rolling.