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Pitt Takes On Homer — And We Don’t Mean Simpson

Brad Pitt, taking on a definitively intellectual slant, will dance around a starring role in a film version of Homer‘s epic poem “The Odyssey” with “Mad Max” director George Miller attached to direct, Variety sayspitt.jpg.

Pitt, under his banner Plan B Prods., will produce for Warner Bros.

No stranger to the Greeks, Pitt played Achilles in the Wolfgang Petersen-directed “Troy,” a global blockbuster that David Benioff adapted from “The Iliad.”

Both Homer poems dealt with the Trojan War. “The Odyssey” focused on the exploits of Odysseus, who hatched the idea to build the Trojan Horse. “The Odyssey” deals with his long journey home after he declines to become a god.

Pitt will next be seen in the David Fincher-directed “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and the Terrence Malick-directed “Tree of Life.” He just began shooting the Quentin Tarantino-directed “Inglourious Basterds.”

Miller remains attached to direct “Justice League” at Warner Bros.

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