Brad Pitt will star for Robert Zemeckis in an epic drama for Paramount Pictures, GK Films and New Regency based on an original story by Steve Knight.

Graham King developed the project with Zemeckis and Steve Starkey and produces through his GK Films label, with Jack Rapke, Knight, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan serving as executive producers.

Zemeckis most recently directed Flight for Paramount after famously collaborating on Forrest Gump. He is in post on The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

King and Knight are partnered on French thriller remake The Red Circle.