BRAD Pitt is reportedly set to play John Lennon in a biopic about the life of legendary singer-songwriter.
The actor, 47, met with Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono to discuss playing the role and she was impressed by his plans to learn to sing and master the Liverpool accent, consequently giving the project her “blessing”.
“Brad already has a writer working on the script. And Yoko has given the project her blessing so long as it’s true to John’s life,” a source told Britain’s Daily Express newspaper.
It’s believed Pitt will star in, as well as produce the movie. No director is attached the project.
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Pitt wants partner Angelina Jolie to get counseling immediately to save their family.
“Brad thinks Angie has a major problem, and he wants her to deal with it before she does something she’ll regret,” a source said.
“He believes she should get into treatment right away.
“Brad’s worried that if Angie doesn’t learn to control her outbursts, something awful could happen. He’s concerned for the kids’ and Angie’s well-being.
“While they were in New York, Brad sat Angie down and told her point-blank that she needs professional help.
“He said, ‘No more excuses — get help now!’ “He won’t tolerate her lashing out at their kids.
“Brad told Angie he wanted her to start intensive therapy right away.
“He didn’t leave any room for negotiating. He will take the kids and leave if Angie doesn’t own up to her anger issues.
“But Brad loves her dearly, and he has promised to be supportive and stick with Angie as she works through her problems.”
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