Date: 19th March 2004

Brad Pitt to star in new western

Brad Pitt is expected to star as Jesse James in a new western.

It's based on Robert Hansen's novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, reports Variety.

Warner Brothers has joined forced with Pitt's Plan B production company, Scott Free and director Andrew Dominik to make the film.

Robert Ford was a member of the James gang who decided to take over the gang by shooting James in the back.

Pitt has wanted to work with Dominik since seeing his directorial debut, Chopper.

Source: Press Release