Jon Watts, director of the MCU Spider-Man films, will write and direct an untitled project starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Watts's upcoming film, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, is the next collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios. Both of the previous ‘Spider-Man’ films he directed, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, were massive critical, audience, and box office hits, with the two films bringing in $2 billion worldwide. Marvel Studios has now trusted Watts with directing the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot movie.
George Clooney and Brad Pitt have only starred in a few movies together over the years, but have been acting in other separate projects for years. Most notably, the pair was in the Ocean's trilogy together, where Pitt starred as Rusty Ryan, and Clooney played Danny Ocean. They were also seen in ‘Burn After Reading’, which was directed by the Coen Brothers. Pitt has starred in movies such as ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’, ‘Se7en’, and ‘Moneyball’. Clooney has had notable roles in films that include ‘Gravity’, ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’, and ‘Up in the Air’.
Now, reports say that the two Hollywood A-listers will star in an upcoming movie by Jon Watts. Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter tweeted out the news this news and also mentions the bidding war that is happening over this movie. Further details are slim at the moment.
It is no surprise that a bidding war is happening over this currently untitled project. The names attached are enough already to have potential studios wanting to get their hands on it. Kit mentions that Sony, Lionsgate, Apple, and Netflix are all fighting over who will get the rights to it. It makes sense that Sony would want it, not only because of the talent behind it, but because they have worked with Watts on the three ‘Spider-Man’ movies. —Collider