Friday, December 21, 2007

Brad in talks to star alongside Sean Penn

Brad Pitt is in talks to star alongside Sean Penn in Tree of Life. The Ocean’s Thirteen star, who claimed earlier this month that he was taking a break from acting to focus on his home rebuilding project in New Orleans, is now in talks to replace Heath Ledger as the lead in writer-director Terrence Malick’s new drama. Ledger joined the project in October, but has reportedly dropped out for unspecified reasons.

Last month, Pitt pulled out of political drama State of Play, just weeks before filming was due to begin, citing issues with the script which could not be reworked due to the ongoing writers’ strike.