Though it was only announced a short while ago, David Ayer’s Fury has picked up quite a bit of traction. The WWII thriller snagged Brad Pitt for the lead role and shortly after, signed both Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. Now, Michael Pena is in talks to join the gang.
Set in the “waning days” of WWII, the film will tell the story of a five-man tank crew. Pitt will play the leader, named Wardaddy, while the other actors will portray members of the crew. Pena is said to be playing the tank’s driver, “a butcher who always is drunk — having vowed never to go into combat sober.”
Of course, Pena and Ayer recently worked together on the excellent End of Watch, a cop drama/thriller that blew me away. It was one of my favorite films of 2012 and I’m excited to see the two teaming up again.
So far, Ayer has assembled a very impressive cast for the film and it’s shaping up to be quite promising. Pitt leading a crew of young men against the Nazis? Sounds a lot like another very successful WWII flick, doesn’t it? And how about that supporting cast? LaBeouf, Pena and Lerman are all solid actors who deliver consistently good performances. Seeing them all together on screen should be a real treat.
It seems that four out of five spots are filled for the tank crew, so only one remains. No word on who the fifth member will be but when we hear more we’ll let you know.
What do you think of Fury so far? Looking forward to seeing it? Excited to see Pitt back in WWII territory?