Brad Pitt is strapping up to play legendary cowboy outlaw Jesse James in the first film financed by the production company he co-owns with estranged wife Jennifer Aniston.

Yesterday (25JAN05) publicists for Pitt and Aniston announced the former couple's plans to remain business partners in PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT, which has a number of projects in the pipeline.

And now comes news that Pitt will play cowboy James in a movie based on a novel called THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES by COWARD ROBERT FORD.

The book tells the story of the gunslinger's death at the hands of a young upstart.

26/01/2005 03:02