George Clooney and Brad Pitt have a lot in common when it comes to their persona lives: they have beautiful wives, glorious homes, great friends and are adored by millions of fans from all over the globe, but apparently, they are still very jealous of one another. In fact, there's a new rumor that says Clooney and Pitt are quickly competitive with one another when it comes to their production companies.
According to Xpose on Tuesday, both Clooney and Pitt find themselves often bidding against each other when it comes to books they want to adopt as movies.
Pitt explained, "In all fairness, he outbid me on 'Argo.' But, yeah, it can get competitive. We do naturally have a lot of the same tastes and interests. With 'The Big Short,' I think maybe we got the upper hand at auction because [author] Michael Lewis and I got tight on 'Moneyball.'''
What's more, Pitt also revealed that he has to take on a role in a film that he produces in order for it to get financed.
He said, "'These kinds of movies are hard to make. The studios don't want to make them because it doesn't fit the business model anymore. It's complicated material, it's a gamble."
Pitt added, "They need some guarantee with marquee. So often I jump in and take a part first because I love the project, and I gotta get in to make sure it gets made. Then, when Steve Carell and Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling all jump in, I think it is a testament to the subject matter, and the story, and to Adam McKay's script. Michael Lewis was able to find the story, to make it interesting -- he has such a knack for taking complicated, even mundane material, and making it understandable and even thrilling."
The Big Short hits theaters nationwide on December 23.