BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The film, written and directed by Ayers, will follow a Sherman tank crew of five American soldiers who are forging a path through Nazi Germany during what—unbeknownst to them—are the final days of World War II. With a proposed budget of $80 million, this ensemble drama has set itself up for much higher stakes than Ayer’s last release End of Watch.
David Ayer has had no trouble picking up big, talented names for his upcoming World War II tank drama Fury, having already recruited Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, but today he's looking to add an actor with whom he's already worked.
It seems Shia LaBeouf won't be the only young actor soldiering up with Brad Pitt for David Ayer's World War II tank drama Fury, as Logan Lerman, best known for playing the titular character in the Percy Jackson movies, has also signed on for a role in the new film. The cast has been growing quickly, with all three stars signing on within the last month.
Brad Pitt is heading back to World War II on behalf of David Ayer's Fury, and now he's got a young whippersnapper to go along with him. Though you'd think he'd never agree to play a sidekick again after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Shia LaBeouf has signed on to join Pitt in Fury, playing a member of the five-man crew who pilot a Sherman tank behind enemy lines during the last days of World War II
We won’t get to see Fury until its tentative release date of November 14, 2014. Don’t expect that to move up much either, since the film won’t begin actual production until September of this year.
"It's not your father's WWII movie." That's probably been said about every World War II movie made since the mid-70s or so, with the possible exception of Saving Private Ryan. But the old chestnut is back again to describe Fury, a drama set during the global conflict that will star Brad Pitt, who was seen not too long ago killing Nat-zees in what was definitely not your father's World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds
Last year was a career changing one for writer/director David Ayer. While the filmmaker became a talent to watch thanks to the success Training Day in 2001, his career hit a bit of a speed bump when he moved over to directing, failing to find either critical praise or an audience for cop dramas like Harsh Times and Street Kings.