Brad Pitt has taken on a lead role in the action movie Bullet Train , Deadline reports .

The film centers around five hitmen on a high-speed train on their way from Tokyo to Morioka, who discover that their missions are related. Bullet Train is based on the novel Maria Beetle by the Japanese author Kotaro Osaka.

David Leitch will direct the film and the screenplay will be in the hands of Zak Olkewicz. It is not known when the movie will be released.

Pitt won an Oscar in 2020 for his supporting role in the movie Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood . In January, it was announced that the actor had refused the lead role in the film series The Matrix because he felt that the role was not suitable for him.