Peter Morgan-scripted Riptide looking at Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf
Posted by: Nathan Swank
Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf have both been offered roles in Summit Entertainment’s RIPTIDE. The script is a rewrite by Peter Morgan who has a couple of Oscar nominations for THE QUEEN and FROST/NIXON. Add in the two actors and we have a great recipe for at the very least an interesting film. However, they have only been offered the parts, neither stars have accepted the roles yet.
The film is a “whodunnit” mystery type that takes place on board a ship. A man is found dead floating in the sea and an investigator (Pitt) is called in to figure out all the who’s, what’s and why’s. The crime centers around, a handyman, a young stock broker (LaBeouf) and the stock broker’s girlfriend. I wonder if it will be anything like CLUE with lots of alternate versions and zany situations with Brad Pitt running around everywhere explaining what possibly happened.