Brad Pitt and George Clooney are each other’s biggest competition
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Brad Pitt and George Clooney are each other’s biggest competition

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney reportedly get into heated bidding wars over movie rights as was the case with Pitt’s new movie The Big Short which also stars Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

hollywood Updated: Dec 02, 2015 13:39 IST
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George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Ocean’s Eleven.

Brad Pitt and George Clooney reportedly got into a bidding war for the movie rights of Pitt’s new film The Big Short.

The 51-year-old Pitt and the 54-year-old Clooney, who own production companies, often get involved in bidding against each other on books they wanted to adapt into movies, as is the case with Pitt’s upcoming film.

In a recent interview, the Fury actor said that since they both share the same interests, things can get competitive at the producer level, the Mirror reports.

According to a source, this time Brad seems to gained the upper hand, as he revealed that he had worked with the author Michael Lewis, on whose book his forthcoming flick is based, before also.

Watch The Big Short trailer here

The two have bid on many of the same projects over the years and Pitt disclosed that he recently beat Clooney to secure the rights to the Law of the Jungle adaptation.

Helmed by Adam McKay, the upcoming comedy-drama starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Marisa Tomei among others, is slated to hit US theatres on December 11, 2015.

Brad Pitt in The Big Short.

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First Published: Dec 02, 2015 13:38 IST