Brad Pitt due for some Red Dead Redemption?

Oh, unverified rumours, how I love thee. Today’s big news comes in the form of allegations that Brad Pitt is being offered the role of John Marston in the big-screen adaptation of Red Dead Redemption.

Brad Pitt

It wouldn't be Brad's first trip to the West.

“Sources” have apparently told ShowbizSpy that Pitt is the “hot favourite” to star in the film, which promises to be a cowboy shoot-em-up of epic proportions (kinda like the game).

“The idea is to make this in the style of an epic Western movie but with a few modern touches.

“Brad is perfect for the role and he is being given first refusal.”

Here’s hoping it’s even a little bit like the short film released earlier this year, which was made entirely within the game.
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Ignoring the curse of game-to-movie adaptations, something doesn’t sit quite right with me about Brad as John Marston. I’ve spent the afternoon trying to work out who I like better in the role – Jonah Hex‘s Josh Brolin? Hugh Jackman? Bruce Willis? At the moment I think I’m leaning kinda left-of-center, with Mister Blonde himself, Michael Madsen.

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