Is Brad Pitt starring in a biopic about the inventor of Pilates? We wish!
Almost as cool, the totally talented thespian is in talks to take the titular role in Pontius Pilate!
One of history's original bad dudes, Pilate is a fierce Roman warrior handpicked by the emperor to quell religious tensions in Jerusalem at any cost.
Spoiler alert: 2,000 years later they still haven't solved that riddle!
The script supposedly reads less like The Passion of the Christ and more like The West Wing: Ancient Judea, meaning Pilate treads water between Biblical epic and historical account.
We won't ruin the ending, except to say Pontius eventually becomes the Lex Luthor to Jesus Christ's Superman.
We're really rooting for this to happen!
Brad made a FINE soldier in Troy, hopefully he gets another crack here!
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