Brad Pitt is showing the world that he can do more than just take care of his kids and look pretty. According to /Film, his production company, Plan B has teamed up with Reliance Entertainment to acquire the big screen rights to Tom Rachman’s novel The Imperfectionists.
The novel was released this past spring and is based on Rachman’s own experiences. As a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Rachman was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press stationed in Rome.
The book tells the story of intersecting lives of the men and women who produce an English-language newspaper based in the Italian city. As the era of print news gives way to the internet, this imperfect crew of writers stumble towards an uncertain future, while the paper’s rich history is revealed, including the surprising truth about its founder’s intentions.
Pitt has been known to follow his gut and participate in movies that some people of his acting caliber may not give a second thought. Do you think this storyline is strong enough to grab a large audience?
Does The Imperfectionists sound like a film you would be willing to go see? Do you think its a good investment for Pitt and his company?