Brad Pitt visits Korea to promote new movie Bullet Train
|Actor Brad Pitt in a scene from the movie Bullet Train / Courtesy of Sony Pictures|
By Kwak Yeon-soo
Hollywood star Brad Pitt will visit Korea this month to promote his new movie Bullet Train, the film’s distributor said Friday. It would be his fourth visit to the country since the first visit in 2011 to promote Moneyball.
He will be making the visit alongside actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, best known for his roles in films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Tenet (2020) and The King’s Man, said SonyPictures. This is Taylor-Johnson’s first visit to Korea.
In Seoul, the two will be involved in various promotional activities for the film before the film’s August 24 release in Korea, according to the company.
“Brad Pitt, who has a deep affection for Korean fans, expressed his intention to visit Korea by accommodating his busy schedule. He will meet with the press and fans on August 19,” a Sony Pictures representative said.
Bullet Train revolves around Ladybug (Pitt), a trained assassin who returns to the job after a short hiatus. Hired by his boss, Maria Beetle (Sandra Bullock), he is tasked with collecting a briefcase on a high-speed passenger train in Japan. But he realizes the train is jam-packed with other elite assassins, including Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry), Tangerine (Taylor-Johnson), and Prince (Joey King), all of whom have interconnected goals.
Adapted from Kotaro Isaka’s 2010 novel Maria Beetle, the comedic action-thriller is directed by David Leitch, whose credits include Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 and Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbes and Shaw ” belong.
As the world learns to live with COVID-19, Hollywood stars are resuming their film promotion activities abroad. In June, Tom Cruise visited Korea with his Top Gun: Maverick costars, including Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis and Greg Tarzan, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. After her visit, the film reached over 7 million viewers in Korea.