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Bullet Train trailer: a wild non-stop thrill ride

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Just get off the train. Easy, right?

Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt lands in cinemas this week!

Pitt plays an unlucky assassin called Ladybug determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. His first job back is meant to be simple - retrieve a briefcase from a train and then get off the train - but fate has other plans.

The mission puts Ladybug on a collision course with five lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives.

And it all takes place on the world's fastest train, making the whole movie a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

 The movie was made at the height of the pandemic and also stars Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon and Benito A Martínez Ocasio.

The glamorous cast of Bullet Train have walked (and in Brad Pitt's case, leapt) the pink carpet at the LA Premiere of the film.

Cast and crew

Brad Pitt

As the trailer shows, there’s some great deadpan humour from Pitt thanks to direction from David Leitch of Deadpool 2 fame.

Leitch has been Pitt's stunt double for previous movies, but apparently Pitt did 95% of his own stunts for Bullet Train.


The movie is based on the book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, so get in quick if you like reading the book before seeing it interpreted on the big screen.

Main image: Sony Pictures