Brad Pitt and director David Fincher have an awesome working relationship, as they always tend to make great movies together. About a month ago Fincher said he wanted to cast Pitt in his feature film adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He wants him to take on the role of sailor and master harpooner Ned Land. This is the same character played by Kirk Douglas in the original 1954 film.
Pitt is currently out making the press rounds for his new hitman mob film Killing Them Softly. He was asked by MTV about Fincher's project and if he'd be interested in doing it, this was his response...
I’d love to. I mean, he’s my man. He’s got a great take on it. That’s just gonna be about schedule and time allocation, but he’s my man.
Fincher is the man, and if Pitt takes on the role it would be his fourth movie with Fincher. They've previously wroked together on Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. I hope Pitt does end up starring in the film, I think he'd be great in it.
The film is set up at Disney, but it still has yet to get an official greenlight. I believe Fincher wants this to be his next project.