Maddox Jolie-Pitt Could Land Lead In ‘Battling Boy’ Movie
Maddox Jolie-Pitt, the eldest child of A-list actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, might soon be starring in a big-budget movie of his own – the film adaptation of Battling Boy.
Brad Pitt Wants Maddox For ‘Battling Boy’ Role
Batting Boy, a popular graphic novel created by Paul Pope, is in the process of getting made into a feature film by Pitt. Pitt believes that his son would be a natural fit for the leading role, but does have some reservations. “Maddox would be amazing in the part, but Brad is wary of going ‘all Will Smith with his kids,’” an insider told Radar Online, referring to what some feel is the I Am Legend actor’s pimping out of children Jayden and Willow Smith.
“This could be a special case though, because Brad got involved in the project so early that his influence – and Maddox’s — are really felt across the board on this thing,” the insider continued to Radar. “There are panels [of the graphic novel] that even use some signature Maddox facial expressions!”
“This is the next movie Brad wants to produce and he even has financing lined up from his deal with India’s Reliance to make this thing,” the source went on, adding that “Maddox could be playing the part within 10 months or less.”
Maddox’s Cameo In ‘World War Z’
While Battling Boy would certainly be a major vehicle for the oldest Jolie-Pitt’s acting career, it’s actually not his first time in a feature film. In Pitt’s zombie blockbuster World War Z, Maddox had a cameo as a victim of the apocalypse. "He gets shot in the head . . . multiple times. But he gets double tapped," Pitt told Us Weekly, adding with a laugh, "I don't know what that says about me as a parent."
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt’s Acting Debut
Also following in their parents’ footsteps into the film industry is 5-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. She appears in Jolie’s upcoming Disney flick Maleficent as young Princess Aurora, played in her teenage years by Elle Fanning.
– Chelsea Regan