Brad Pitt leads star-studded cast in 2022 action-comedy High-speed train. However, the film almost had another major actor among its cast. Apparently, Lady Gaga was to appear in the film directed by David Leitch. Here’s who she reportedly played and why Lady Gaga ultimately pulled out of the project.
‘Bullet Train’ Features a Star-Studded Cast Led by Brad Pitt
In High-speed train, Pitt plays an assassin named Ladybug. He faces off against several dangerous groups on a mission to retrieve a much-wanted briefcase aboard a Japanese bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. In addition to Pitt – who won an Oscar for his work in Once upon a time in Hollywood – the film features an extensive supporting cast
Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, and Masi Oka all appear as different characters. Most of the characters in the film appear on the train itself. But Lady Gaga would have embodied a key character who is mainly present through telephone conversations.
Lady Gaga was originally set to star in Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Leitch confirmed that Lady Gaga has entered into talks to appear in High-speed train. But his exit had nothing to do with the project in question. Rather, “it all really depended on his schedule,” Leith said. Lady Gaga’s work on Gucci House prevented her from committing High-speed trainbecause the filming of Ridley Scott’s film overlapped that of Leitch.
As for the character Lady Gaga was considering playing, Leitch won’t confirm or deny anything. Reportedly, Lady Gaga played Maria Beetle, Ladybug’s contact and handler whom he consults throughout the film. That role eventually went to another Oscar-winning star, Sandra Bullock, who also co-stars with Pitt in 2022. The lost city.
Lady Gaga could still win another Oscar in 2023
Lady Gaga’s role as Patrizia Reggiani in Gucci House first earned the singer and actor Oscar buzz. Despite winning a Golden Globe for her performance, Lady Gaga didn’t get the Oscar nod that many fans thought she would get. But even so, she could make a return to the Oscar stage once again in 2023. But not in any of the acting categories.
On the contrary, Lady Gaga is almost certain to get the attention of the awards for “Hold My Hand”, the song she co-wrote for Top Gun: Maverick. With this film in line to remain the highest-grossing film of 2022 by a landslide, Lady Gaga could win her second Oscar for Best Original Song. She previously won this category in 2019 for “Shallow” by A star is born.
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