KEY POINTS

  • One crew member of Brad Pitt's movie "Bullet Train" tested positive for COVID-19
  • Pitt was among those who had contact with the crew member who tested positive for coronavirus
  • The "Ocean's Eleven" star was sent home and his rep declined to comment when asked about the actor

Brad Pitt's thriller movie "Bullet Train" was hit by a coronavirus scare after one crew member tested positive for COVID-19.

The cast and crew members of Pitt's movie were sent home this week due to a coronavirus scare on the set in Los Angeles. The production made the move after an asymptomatic crew member tested positive for coronavirus. Those who had made contact with the crew person were sent home and continued to be tested, Variety reported.

Pitt was one of the cast members who had been in contact with the crew member. However, there have been no additional positive test results, according to insiders. The "Ocean's Eleven" star has tested negative multiple times, but he was among the members of the group sent home. Meanwhile, the production of the film will continue as planned.

Variety reached out to Pitt's spokesperson for comment. However, his rep declined to give any statement.

"Bullet Train" is a film based on the Japanese novel "Maria Beetle" by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka. "Hobbs & Shaw" director David Leitch will helm the movie and supervise the script by Zak Olkewicz. The progress of the movie has been moving at light speed since he took the project.

The movie also stars Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Masi Oka and two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon.  Lady Gaga has also joined the cast, Collider announced last month.

The movie follows a group of assassins with conflicting motives aboard a fast-moving train in Tokyo. It's unclear if Lady Gaga will be playing one of the assassins because her role is being kept under wraps. An insider told the outlet that the "A Star is Born" actress will be playing a supporting role rather than a lead.

Meanwhile, King will be playing as one of the four leads opposite Pitt. The "Kissing Booth" star is believed to be the only woman in the group and the role will be her most action-heavy part to date which may open to more action roles if she pulls it off like Emily Blunt did in "The Edge of Tomorrow" and Scarlett Johansson in "Iron Man 2," Deadline reported.

Brad Pitt HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Brad Pitt attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Photo: (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images