Lady Gaga replaced by Sandra Bullock in new action movie

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Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Lady Gaga won't be a passenger on Brad Pitt's upcoming Bullet Train any longer.

The action thriller, adapted from a Japanese best-selling novel, had lined up quite the star-studded cast ahead of production getting underway in October 2020, and earlier this year it was confirmed that Sandra Bullock was the latest celebrity to sign up for the project too.

But while Bullock was cast in an undisclosed role at the time, Collider has now reported that the actress has signed on to replace Lady Gaga, who exited the project due to scheduling conflicts with Ridley Scott's biopic House of Gucci.

Photo credit: Paramount
Photo credit: Paramount

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Directed by David Leitch and based on Kōtarō Isaka's novel, Bullet Train follows a group of assassins, each tasked with a different mission, who board the same high-speed train and quickly realise that their individual assignments are all interconnected.

Sandra Bullock will now replace Gaga as Maria Beetle, who is Brad Pitt's character's handler.

Despite being a secondary character, the studio wanted a big star to portray the role of Maria, hence the push for the Bird Box protagonist once Gaga pulled out.

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Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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Bullock and Pitt will be joined by The Kissing Booth star Joey King, who plays a gender-swapped version of The Prince, a young male character in the original book.

The star-studded ensemble cast also includes Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Percy Jackson's Logan Lerman, as well as Andrew Koji, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masi Oka and Bad Bunny.

Bullet Train is set to release on April 8, 2022.

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