Josh Brolin is one of the most talented actors of his generation. Who would have thought that the headband wearing kid from The Goonies would become one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars 25 years later? He will appear in the highly anticipated Coen Brothers adaptation of True Grit, which opens this Christmas, and after that [according to Variety ] he’s ready to take the next step in his career. He’s going to direct!
The trade reports that Brolin will star, direct, and produce the film adaptation of the play Pitz and Joe. The play “follows the misfortunes of a young man with brain damage from an accident and his sister, who tries to coax him into believing again that life is worth living.” Pitz and Joe was originally written by Dominique Cieri in 1979.
The screenplay will be written by Maya Forbes, whose credits include The Rocker and Monsters vs Aliens. We’re not sure how prepared she is to take on something this heavy but we’ll give her a chance. We’re really interested to see Brolin take on all these different jobs. We hope he gives us something as great as his acting performances.
What do you think of Brolin directing? Do you think he can pull it off?