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Brad Pitt Might Be Playing Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate doesn’t have a director attached to it yet, but the script is strong enough to attract Brad Pitt’s attention for the title role. The story is being pitched as a “biblical era Twilight Zone” in which, according to Deadline, “a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head. His arrogance and inability to grasp the devoutness of the citizenry and its hatred for the Roman occupiers and their pagan gods leads him to make catastrophic decisions.” They also compared it to Braveheart and Gladiator, although whether that has to do with the script itself or because they just started naming whatever popular movies were set over a thousand years ago is anyone’s guess …

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