Brad Pitt, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz go full-on assassin aboard ‘Bullet Train’ trailer

Two men try brawling in a scene from the movie "Bullet Train."
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, left, and Brad Pitt star in “Bullet Train.”
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All aboard! Brad Pitt, Bad Bunny, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Zazie Beetz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Joey King are bringing fast-paced brawls and assassin antics onto a Japanese bullet train.

Starring in Sony and Columbia Pictures’ “Bullet Train,” Pitt takes the lead as Ladybug when he boards the train and learns he’s not the only experienced assassin (albeit a reformed one) seeking a coveted briefcase. (And his bucket hat may give Chris Evans’ “Knives Out” sweater some serious competition.)

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2:17 p.m. March 2, 2022A previous version of this story said Sandra Bullock was previously attached to “Bullet Train” but departed due to other obligations. She is in the cast.

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Ladybug and his knife-sharpening, gun-toting counterparts soon realize all their targets are connected.

The film is directed by David Leitch (“Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2”) and appears to be an irreverent, stylized and very bloody take on “Maria Beetle,” the novel by Kōtarō Isaka adapted for film by Zak Olkewicz (“Fear Street”).

Released Wednesday, the official trailer is set to a language-fluid version of the Bee Gees’ hit “Stayin’ Alive” and showcases an impressive repeat cycle of snatch-and-grab sequences on the moving train.


Pitt’s Ladybug lands in the crosshairs of murderous antagonists by the names of Prince, Tangerine, Lemon and Hornet, including a quiet-car battle with Henry, a knife fight with reggaeton star Bad Bunny and a brawl over sparkling water with Taylor-Johnson.

“There’s nothing simple about this job,” Pitt’s character tells a mystery woman on the phone. “I’m not the only one on this train looking for this case.”

Sandra Bullock, Hiroyuki Sanada and Michael Shannon also star in the film. Lady Gaga was previously attached to the project, but exited due to other professional obligations. Bullock took the role.

“Bullet Train” arrives in theaters July 15.