Films are a legacy, says Pitt

Brad Pitt hopes his films will be a legacy for his children to watch when they are older.

Brad Pitt hopes his films will be a legacy for his children to watch when they are older.

The Hollywood star attended a special screening of his new crime thriller Killing Them Softly at The May Fair Hotel in London.

Pitt said he is not too bothered about making films his kids can watch now.

“It was kind of the reason for the zombie film I’ve done (World War Z) – my boys are going to like that one. But I’m actually more interested in the films that they’re going to enjoy when they’re adults,” he said.

Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie have six children – Maddox, 11, nine-year-old Pax, seven-year-old Zahara, who were adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia and biological children, six-year-old Shiloh and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Of the couple’s imminent wedding, he said: “No plans yet. Other than, we’re gonna do it.”

The 48-year-old actor stars as hitman Jackie Cogan in Killing Me Softly, which also stars Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta.

“Watching Jenkins, I felt like I was watching Peter Sellers, really, and I mean that. And then watching Gandolfini I felt like I was watching (Marlon) Brando.

“For an actor you have respect for other actors when they do something that is under the skin and unexpected and something I would have never expected. You really enjoy it, and this was one of those experiences.”

The film, which also stars Bones’ Scoot McNairy and Animal Kingdom’s Ben Mendelsohn, was written and directed by Andrew Dominik, who worked with Pitt on The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.

Based on George V. Higgins novel, Cogan’s Trade, Killing Me Softly was shot in New Orleans amidst the backdrop of the financial crash and the last American presidential election. As well as being a tale of crime and violence, it explores the corruption of the American dream.

Pitt said he did not agree with the film’s premise that people only care about money now.

He added: “But I do think it’s a part of us, it propels us, and politicians use and facilitate that. It’s a cautionary tale to be aware of.”

Pitt also produced the film with his production company Plan B.

Killing Them Softly opens in cinemas on Friday September 21.

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