Brad Pitt is eyeing the lead role of Court Gentry in the upcoming Mark Greaney adaptation, The Gray Man, Variety reports.
The film will be directed by James Gray (We Own the Night) and will feature a script by Adam Cozad (the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot). Adapting the first entry in Greaney's book series, the story focuses on Gentry, a former CIA operative turned assassin-for-hire. The official description of the first book is as follows:
Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man-a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.
The second book in the series, "On Target" was released last year with a third, "Ballistic", planned for next month.
Pitt most recently starred in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life and can next be seen in Moneyball. He's also currently filming next year's zombie epic, World War Z.