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Reports: Brad Pitt to join Quentin Tarantino film 'The Movie Critic'

Brad Pitt will reportedly reunite with Quentin Tarantino on the director's final film, "The Movie Critic." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Brad Pitt will reportedly reunite with Quentin Tarantino on the director's final film, "The Movie Critic." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt is joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino's film The Movie Critic.

Deadline reported Thursday that Pitt will reunite with Tarantino on the project, which is expected to be Tarantino's final film.

Pitt and Tarantino previously collaborated on Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sony Pictures is expected to distribute the film, with Stacey Sher as producer. The movie is eyeing a 2025 release.

Tarantino previously told Deadline that The Movie Critic is set in California in the 1970s and is "based on a guy who really lived but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag."

Quentin Tarantino (L) and Daniella Pick attend the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Elemental" in May. File Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
Quentin Tarantino (L) and Daniella Pick attend the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Elemental" in May. File Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI

Variety confirmed Pitt's casting and said The Movie Critic may be inspired by the life of late New York writer Pauline Kael.

Sources also discussed Pitt's casting with The Hollywood Reporter.

Brad Pitt attends the Venice International Film Festival premiere of "Blonde" in 2022. File Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
Brad Pitt attends the Venice International Film Festival premiere of "Blonde" in 2022. File Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI

Tarantino previously said in 2014 that he planned to retire after his 10th film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his ninth feature, was released in 2019.

Quentin Tarantino (L) and Daniella Pick attend the Golden Globe Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Quentin Tarantino (L) and Daniella Pick attend the Golden Globe Awards in 2023. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI