The latest Brad Pitt casting rumor is definitely not up there with the recent He-Man nonsense, but unlikely as it may be, at least this one seems more plausible. Monsters and Critics is reporting that Pitt will star in a remake of the Steve McQueen classic Bullitt. According to the sources, "Brad shares a lot of the same passions as Steve Mc Queen -- including a love of motorbikes and fast cars -- so it was a dream role for him." When the film premiered in 1968, it solidified McQueen's reputation as the ultimate "man's man," and the famous car chase is still arguably one of the best ever seen on film. It was reported by this incredibly shaky source that Pitt had been interested in the project since 2003, but this is the first that anyone has heard about a remake in a long time. Supposedly, the looming threat of a SAG strike has spurred executives into action, and they have green-lit the production. Uh-huh.

Let's point out one more time that this is a wild rumor, so even if it is true, I doubt we are going to see Pitt tooling around in a *Dodge Charger any time soon. Pitt currently has six projects in various stages of development and first up will be the long-awaited Western The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. He is also set to reunite will fellow Ocean's Thirteen star, George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' CIA flick Burn After Reading. Even if Pitt's schedule is booked solid, if there is a Bullitt remake that's going to happen, they could always give Daniel Craig a call.

*Correction: McQueen drove the Mustang GT 390 Fastback, it was the villains in the Charger.
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