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Brad Pitt Circling The Lead In 'Pontius Pilate'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 7, 2013 at 9:29PM

Brad Pitt didn't have the greatest 2012. Oh sure, he bagged a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," and a small part in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years A Slave," but Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" bombed hard, while his big budget zombie "World War Z" movie endured a release date delay, reshoots and the worst buzz of the year. So, for his next move, he's going to play the lead in "Pontius Pilate"?
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Brad Pitt didn't have the greatest 2012. Oh sure, he bagged a role in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," and a small part in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years A Slave," but Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" bombed hard, while his big budget zombie movie "World War Z" endured a release date delay, reshoots, and the worst buzz of the year. So, for his next move, he's going to play the lead in "Pontius Pilate"?

Well, we admire the swagger we guess. The actor is circling the project that was first announced last summer, and described as a kind of "Braveheart" or "Gladiator" epic-sized movie that tells the story of Pontius' rise from battlefield warrior to cog in the political machine, who is assigned to Judea which just happens to be a seething well of religious tension, and he gets in way over his head, and winds up in control of the fate of this guy named Jesus. And stopping by for apperances? Caligula, Tiberius, John the Baptist, King Herod, Salome, Mary Magdalene and Caiaphas. Your preacher is gonna flip.

Of couse, nothing is confirmed and Pitt circles lots of stuff, all the time, without committing, so we'll see. And also, there's no director attached yet and who that winds up being will probably be a big part of getting Pitt involved or not. But we'll go ahead and say he currently has the hair for the job, and if anyone could make the masses care for a "Pontius Pilate" movie, he could. [Deadline]

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