Brad Pitt in talks for assassin pic 'The Gray Man'
Brad Pitt is negotiating for the lead in New Regency’s “The Gray Man,” a script from last year’s blacklist by Adam Cozad that will have Pitt playing an assassin for the first time since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” Variety's Rachel Abrams exclusively reports. James Gray (no relation to the film's title) will direct. The script, a character piece adaptation from Mark Greaney's debut thriller, made last year's blacklist and also landed Cozad a writing gig on the Joe Kosinski-helmed sci-fi thriller "Archangel." In "The Gray Man," Pitt would play the world's greatest assassin, burned and on the run from his last job-gone-bad.