End of Watch director David Ayer has cast Brad Pitt in the lead role of his next film project called Fury. This will be the director's first period set film, which takes place in 1945 during World War II as the Nazi regime collapses.
Ayer also wrote the movie which follows a five man crew of an American tank called Fury who battle a desperate German army. The director previously said that the goal is to "bring a fresh execution to the genre," adding, "What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience."
I'm a fan of Ayer's previous film work, which are mostly police dramas, but I'm excited to see him do something a little different this time. I loved End of Watch, and with Pitt on board this movie could end up kicking some serious ass.
The director recently worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the film Ten. Pitt's long awaited World War Z hits theaters this summer. This wouldn't be the first time the actor has fought Nazis either, having starred in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.