Hollywood heavyweight Brad Pitt is set to grace the big screen once again, joining forces with acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino for their upcoming collaboration, “The Movie Critic.” According to a recent report from Deadline, this venture is expected to be Tarantino’s swan song in the world of filmmaking.
Pitt and Tarantino share a storied history of successful collaborations, having previously worked together on the critically acclaimed films “Inglourious Basterds” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Now, their creative synergy is set to unfold once more in “The Movie Critic.”
Scheduled for a 2025 release and with Sony Pictures handling distribution, the film is already generating buzz among movie enthusiasts. Stacey Sher is on board as the producer, adding her expertise to the project.
Tarantino, known for his distinctive storytelling, provided some insights into the film’s premise. “The Movie Critic” is set against the backdrop of 1970s California and is centered around a real-life individual who, despite not achieving widespread fame, left his mark by crafting movie reviews for an unconventional platform—a porno rag.
Variety further confirmed Pitt’s involvement in the project and hinted that “The Movie Critic” might draw inspiration from the life of the late New York writer Pauline Kael. Kael, a significant figure in the world of film criticism, could potentially serve as a muse for the film’s central character.
Sources close to the production, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, discussed Pitt’s casting, building anticipation for his portrayal in this unique cinematic endeavor.
Tarantino’s ambitious plan to retire after his tenth film has been widely known since 2014. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” his ninth directorial venture, graced the screens in 2019. As the filmmaker prepares to bid farewell to the director’s chair, “The Movie Critic” is poised to be a captivating and fitting addition to Tarantino’s illustrious filmography.
As fans eagerly await the 2025 release, the collaboration between Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino in “The Movie Critic” promises to be a cinematic journey filled with intrigue, nostalgia, and the signature style that has defined their previous successful ventures.