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Brad Pitt Movie World War 2 Epic Movie “Fury”: Reshoots in July for November Release

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Will “Fury,” Sony’s big World War II epic, make its November release date? Hard to say considering that a casting call went out today for re-shoots beginning July 1st in Los Angeles. The mega-expensive looking explosive fest is seeking two new actors to play SS officers, even though characters sounding like them already appear to be in the film.

“Fury” stars Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, with a huge cast that includes Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, and Michael Pena. (It’s all guys, too. There are no women, which means no love story. There isn’t even a token well-known young actress.) David Ayer, who made the highly respected but grim “End of Watch” iwth Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal, directs.  John Lesher and Bill Block are the producers.

For Pitt, troubled reshoots are no stranger. “World War Z” endured almost an entire reshoot before it became a big hit. But “Fury” isn’t produced by Pitt’s company, Plan B. And the need for two more actors (at least that’s what’s public) suggests either the story doesn’t make sense, or has to be altered.

Last week, Sony released a mini teaser trailer for “Fury” and it looked pretty good. But it also looks pretty expensive, too- a lot more than the advertised $80 million– at least twice that.

Will “Fury” make November? Or will it join Warner Bros’ Wachowskis’ movie in February 2015? This is why everyone in Hollywood still lives on Mylanta and Xanax!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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