Why Brad Pitt and George Clooney accepted a lower salary in their upcoming film

The new thriller is rumored to be a a “tale of two lone wolf fixers assigned to the same job.”

George Clooney is opening up about the reason for accepting a lower salary, revealing that Brad Pitt also agreed to receive less of what he is used to, in order to ensure that their upcoming film would be released.

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And while the Hollywood star didn’t give much information about the kind of project they were working on, he explained that the film was bought by Apple Original Films following a bidding war with other studios.

“It was an exciting time because it got to be one of those weird bidding wars which happen every once in a while, and it ended up being pretty extreme, and Apple came in with a really big number for Brad and I,” Clooney shared.

The new thriller will be written and directed by ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ director Jon Watts, and has been rumored to be a a “tale of two lone wolf fixers assigned to the same job.”

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The actor, who once declined a $35 million check for one day of work, says he wanted to make sure the film would be seen in theaters: “We said we’d like to take less as long as we can guarantee that we can have a theatrical release, and they said great.”

Clooney shared his thoughts on the different streaming platforms that are now releasing movies, instead of doing theatrical releases, admitting that “there’s a way that we can all co-exist.”

And talking about his new movie with Julia Roberts, the actor said: “There’s a lot of movies that are fun to still see on a big screen. You know, the film I’m doing with Julia right now is a Universal film, and it’s a comedy, and comedies are fun to see in a room full of people.”

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