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Casting Brad Pitt As the Unabomber

Mr. Jolie in hoodie, shades?


Would Brad Pitt be a convincing Unabomber? His production company, Plan B, is considering a biopic about Ted Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated, manifesto-scribbling, beard-sporting, imprisoned-for-life terrorist who killed three and wounded 23 with his letter bombs. The manhunt for Kaczynski was one of the most expensive in FBI history. There’s also a family angle to a potential film: It was Ted’s brother, David Kaczynski, an anti-death-penalty activist, who ultimately turned him in to the authorities. Pitt’s publicist, Cindy Guagenti, confirms that Plan B is “looking at” a Unabomber script, but stresses that the production company is not yet involved in a formal way. “It’s not a project they’ve taken on yet,” she says. “It’s something they’re looking at.” She adds that Plan B’s execs get “a million scripts thrown at them” and not always for Pitt. “He doesn’t star in everything they produce, clearly.” If it does happen, it won’t be soon. “He’s got so many movies lined up,” she says.

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