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Brad Pitt and George Clooney's new movie casts Euphoria star

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 05/02/2023 Harriet Mitchell

Euphoria star Austin Abrams has bagged a coveted role in a new movie with Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

After a long audition process, the Euphoria star landed a lead role in the as of yet untitled project from Apple Original Films (via Deadline).

The film is written by MCU Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts, who also serves as producer and director.

Brad Pitt and George Clooney © Getty Images Brad Pitt and George Clooney

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The film serves as a two-hander for Pitt and Clooney who take on the main leading roles, though the part that Abrams auditioned for is being touted as big enough to be classed as the third lead.

According to Deadline, Apple executives and Watts met with a number of young actors and watched dozens of self taped auditions but were ultimately blown away by Abrams' tests.

Clooney will serve as producer on the brand new thriller form Apple Studios which follows the story of two fixers who are assigned to the same job (presumably played by Pitt and Clooney).

Austin Abrams is best known for his portrayal of Ethan on the hit HBO series Euphoria, notably playing a number of hilarious character's in Lexi's play in season 2.

Euphoria season 2 © HBO Euphoria season 2

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Abrams is also recognisable for his role on AMC's The Walking Dead, having played Ron Anderson in season five and six of the Zombie show. More recently. Abrams starred in the Netflix movie Do Revenge alongside Stranger Things' Maya Hawke and Riverdale's Camila Mendes.

The rising star also had a recurring role on the time-shifting family drama This Is Us, appeared opposite Lili Reinhart in Chemical Hearts, and played Dash in the Netflix YA series Dash & Lily.

As far as we know, Abrams is set to return as Ethan for season 3 of Euphoria which as of yet doesn't have a release date.

The untitled Apple movie is yet to receive a release window.


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