Streaming services are willing to pay top dollar to woo Hollywood talent in hopes of more legitimizing their own original content. To the point they are willing to bid against studios of the established Hollywood system. Following a heavy bidding war, the new untitled thriller that sees George Clooney and Brad Pitt (Ocean's Trilogy, Burn After Reading) re-teaming on-screen has officially been acquired by Apple Original Films, beating out studios like Sony, Lionsgate, Annapurna, Universal, MGM, and Warner Bros. along with fellow streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
The new film will see Clooney and Pitt co-star as two lone wolf fixers assigned to the same job. Director Jon Watts, who has just finished up Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home and is also set to helm Fantastic Four for that studio, wrote the script and will direct the film. The film is the latest big catch for Apple, following their acquring of Martin Scoresese's newest film Killers of the Flower Moon and forging a long-term deal with Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way Productions.
The film will be produced by Watts along with Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures and Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. Stay tuned!