Brad Pitt Joins 'Fury' for Director David Ayer

QED International is producing this drama set at the end of World War II, centering on an American tank crew battling Nazi soldiers.

Brad Pitt joins David Ayer's World War II drama Fury
Brad Pitt joins David Ayer's World War II drama Fury
Brad Pitt is in final discussions to star in the World War II drama Fury for writer-director David Ayer. We reported last month that QED International acquired David Ayer's spec script.

The story is set in 1945 at the tail end of World War II, centering on a five-man crew of an American tank dubbed Fury, who battle a desperate and defeated group of Nazi soldiers. No details were given regarding Brad Pitt's character. Here's what filmmaker David Ayer had to say about the project.

"What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience."

QED's Bill Block is producing alongside John Lesher and Ethan Smith. Production will begin sometime this fall.

Fury comes to theaters October 17th, 2014 and stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Scott Eastwood, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal. The film is directed by David Ayer.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. thedude-abides

    Up until last year, I've always said Pitt had been the best in the business at picking roles. Following Killing Them Softly, and now with news of him teaming up with Ayer, I'd say those days are long gone.

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  2. ejk1

    Pitt is dipping back into the WWII pool again? Not sure if his character will be as amusing as Lt. Aldo Raine

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  3. Titon

    Pitt, Ayer, WWII? I'm in.

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  4. Titon

    @moviemaniac66 Indeed.

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  5. MovieManiac

    Wow, Ayer is doing something that is not a police drama? Interesting.

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  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I thought he was retiring? Ah well, bring it on

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. the Narrator

    Ayer and Pitt. Now that's a pair I didn't see coming together, least of all for a WW2 centric film. Then again, there have been bigger upsets and smaller chances of success. I'll wait and see..

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