Brad Pitt in the new film ‘Bullet Train’ directed by David Leach

Brad Pitt has been cast in a new movie from Deadpool 2 and Fast And Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch.

Variety reports that the actor, who won his first Oscar this year for his role in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, has joined the cast of action-thriller movie Bullet Train, which is based on Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka.

Leitch will reportedly direct and produce the Sony Pictures film – with Kelly McCormick, Antoine Fuqua and Kat Samick also producing – and supervise the script, which is being written by Zak Olkewicz.

The novel Bullet Train, about several members of the Japanese criminal underworld who find themselves on the same bullet train with conflicting orders, is set to be published in English in 2021.

It is yet to be determined when production of the film will begin.