Brad Pitt In Talks for 'Pontius Pilate' Title Role
I wash my hands of this:
Brad Pitt is circling to star in the upcoming drama Pontius Pilate, but has not committed.
The 49-year-old actor would play the role of Lucius Pontius Pilate, one of the most well known villains in history.
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The film would center on “the story of Lucius Pontius Pilate from his early days in Rome to the time he assists in the crucifying of Jesus.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Brad Pitt possibly starring in as a villain in Pontius Pilate?
He is so inadequate for that. i see him more as jesus of nazareth's real father Joseph, the carpenter.
OMG. That'll be hilarious. He can't do historic characters.
Will the proposed flick have Brad speak in "Modern English" or a phony dated style? Too funny. Who's writing the script? How soon before the religious protests start?
He's perfect - long stringy greasy hair! He certainly stepped outside his comfort zone for that!
I think Brad Pitt is over. He should of never hooked up with that drug user woman. The whole thing has aged him horribly.
Ooh what has Angie done to poor Brad. He looks like he belongs on skid row.
Why don't him and Angie just stop making movies for awhile and watch all those damn kids? So tired of Brad and Angie's non-stop movies.
Should be Fassbender.
Sounds like Warner Brothers is trying to drum up interest and maybe get financing for a film. Despite WB's attempts Brad has avoided WB since they fucked over The Assassination of Jesse James. Probably just BS.
Can't do historical drama? I remember plenty of people - here as well - squealing with delight at him in Troy. His bare butt from that is still making appearances.
Is there any real drama in Pontius Pilate? I barely know the man.
File under Costume Drama Oscar Bait Snoozers.
spoiler alert: brad pitt will gain 70 pounds and finally win an oscar.
"Can't do historical drama? I remember plenty of people - here as well - squealing with delight at him in Troy. His bare butt from that is still making appearances"
He LOOKED hot in Troy...but his acting was terrible
Pontius Pilate is misunderstood.
Would someone please tell him he looks ridiculous with that long hair and beard? It just makes him look dirty and old.
Pilate was hardly a villain. He was a magistrate and that jew punk got what was comming to him. Dura lex, sed lex.
If you are the Christ, yes, the great Jesus Christ
Prove to me that you're no fool
Walk across my swimming pool.
Apparently, "you're way too old for this part" are words that are never spoken in Hollywood.
Do you think I should invite Brad and Angie to my wedding?
Gary Oldman played Pontius Pilate in the 1999 version of "Jesus" opposite Jeremy Sisto.
R9, if only!
And R10, looking good in Troy does NOT equal the ability to be believable in a historical drama. Nobody was praising his *acting* with that squealing.
Not religious at all, but can Pilate really be considered a villain if Jesus' persecution and execution is something that HAD to happen?
I think some believers still vilify Pilate because they see the human traits of jellied spine and deceit in a petty functionary. It's a timeless, visceral identification, rather than a symbolic persona, like Judas.
The "it had to happen" argument happens more with Judas than Pilate.
According to Mel Gibson, Pilate was a patsy. It was the Jews who killed Jesus.
I'd only be interested if it didn't involve the Jesus myth. Roman/Middle Eastern history = interesting, Christian fables = yawn.
Pilate wasn't a villain.
Yes he was. He slaughtered 10's of thousands of people which is the reason he was called back to Rome.
I am sure Pontius Pilate did not know he was condemning the Son of God when he sentenced Jesus to death. As far as he and the other Roman occupiers were concerned, the Jews were a bunch of barbarians with silly customs and rituals who kept fighting among themselves and who were making it hard for Rome to do its job.
Might be a good movie starring someone else.
Why do I imagine him using the same accent he used in Inglorious Basterds? Gorlami. Gorlami.
The thing with BP is that he thinks he's some huge talent and star. He will be way out of his abilities on this one as he is on most.
Sorry Bradly, you just can't act.
R17, EPIC FAIL. That's Herod's song. In fact, the title is "King Herod's Song."
Pilate sang "Pilate's Dream."
Will he insist on wearing Reeboks in this period piece, too?
They should get Jim Caviezel to play the role/ That way he can say he play Jesus AND Pilate!
In the New Testament, the only reference to Pilate's wife exists in a single sentence by Matthew. According to Matthew 27:19, she sent a message to her husband asking him not to condemn Jesus Christ to death:
While Pilate was sitting in the judgment hall, his wife sent him a message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, because in a dream last night, I suffered much on account of him."
Pilate tried to get the crowds to release Jesus but they chose Barrabas instead. He then washed his hands of the matter. So, I don't think you could call him a villain as it related to Jesus.
[quote]Apparently, "you're way too old for this part" are words that are never spoken in Hollywood.
Nope. Actresses over 25 hear it all the time.
When will Brad Pitt realize he doesn't have any gravitas?
He's excellent in certain roles-the affable, good looking guy who is something of a fuck up.
But when he tries to do those moody roles-bless his heart.
R9 is right - Michael Fassbender would be great for this role. Brad Pitt is a lightweight compared to him.
Pontius Pilate should be played by Elias Koteas, in a tight loincloth that emphasises his impressive bulge.
I would love to see a film about the creator of my favorite exercise rutine
Pointus Pilate : Kick Ass Jesus Killer
Pontius Pilate and his Nail Driving Five
Too bad Pete postelwaite died he could have played it.sybe James Purefoy?
Why the hell is someone hiring that dopey no-talent for a historical film? He's a weak enough actor in roles that he can relate to, but absolutely hopeless in anything out of his modern-day comfort zone. Even WWII threw him for a loop, in "Inglorious Basterds".
It's like someone wants to lose money. If someone wanted to try the scam from "The Producers", they could hardly do better than hiring Brad Pitt to play Pontius Pilate.
How many people even lived to be the age Pitt currently is back then? Wouldn't it have been like living to 90 is now?
I agree that Pilate is hardly a villain in the Bible. He tried to save Jesus. He is a tragic figure whose hands were tied. Jesus actually brought up the "This has to happen" argument to him in person.
The real guy was likely a villain, don't know anything about his reign.
The casting doesn't seem too bad. You'd expect him to be a little weak willed and Brad is definitely the best leading man for that.
This sounds unsettingly like the Jesus musical that was the plot of "Hamlet 2*.
Hamlet 2! I have it on DVD. If the movie ends up being anything like Hamlet 2 it might be pretty good.
It'll only work if Pontius Pilate was a pothead.
He must be doing this to piss off his fundie parents.