Quentin Tarantino scraps his final film The Movie Critic with Brad Pitt

Tarantino had said the 1977-set film was about a small-time movie critic who wrote smart reviews for a porn magazine
Quentin Tarantino scraps his final film The Movie Critic with Brad Pitt

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has reportedly abandoned his plans for The Movie Critic, starring Brad Pitt in the lead role. The film was supposed to be his 10th and final project.

Deadline reported that an anonymous source close to Tarantino had confirmed the news, reporting that Tarantino had “simply changed his mind” about making The Movie Critic and would be “going back to the drawing board to figure out what that final movie will be”.

Brad Pitt had been cast in a lead role in the film. At one point, Tarantino had said the 1977-set film was about a small-time movie critic who wrote smart reviews for a porn magazine. It was also rumoured that Pitt would play some form of his Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood character Cliff Booth, who in Tarantino’s novelisation of the feature was a big movie buff.

Tarantino talked briefly about The Movie Critic before an audience at the Cannes Film Festival last year, saying, “I can’t tell you guys (anything) until you see the movie. I’m tempted to do some of the character’s monologues right now, but I’m not going to. Maybe if there were less video cameras. You just have to wait and see."

Works for The Movie Critic had been steadily moving before it was delayed. In addition to casting Pitt, the production had secured a $20 million tax subsidy from the state of California. No studio was attached to The Movie Critic, which becomes the latest project to fall by the wayside for Tarantino. He previously worked on an R-rated Star Trek movie for Paramount that did not come to fruition.

There's still a chance that Tarantino will return to the concept, as he did with The Hateful Eight, but for now it seems like he's moving on to other ideas.

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