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Kurt Sutter Announces Plans for Sons of Anarchy Movie Starring Charlie Hunnam, Brad Pitt

Has Kurt Sutter announced plans to helm a 'Sons of Anarchy' movie?

Published Dec 24, 2014

Claim:   Kurt Sutter is making a Sons of Anarchy movie with Brad Pitt.


Example:   [Collected via Twitter, December 2014]


Origins:   On 23 December 2014, Empire News published an article claiming Kurt Sutter was making a Sons of Anarchy movie with Brad Pitt and Charlie Hunnam in the lead roles:

Kurt Sutter, creator of the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy, has announced plans to turn the popular television series into a major motion picture.

Sutter, who was also a writer, producer, and director on the series, said in an interview with Hollywood Today magazine that he has long contemplated taking S.O.A. to the big screen following its run on television. "People absolutely loved the show, as did I, and I have put a lot of thought into the matter, and we are going forward with turning it into a feature film" Sutter said.

Sons of Anarchy ran for seven seasons on FX, from 2008-2014, and in the process built a huge following. Sutter said the film will star Charlie Hunnam, who played the lead character Jax Teller, as well as Ryan Hurst who played Opie Winston, and Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller. The film, which is a prequel to the storyline of Sons will also introduce fans to Jax's father, John, who will be played by Brad Pitt.

"I am most excited about bringing Brad (Pitt) on as John Teller, he is absolutely perfect for the role. The movie will take place from the day Jax was born, and leads up to the era just before Sons Of Anarchy began as a series."


There is no truth to the article quoted above. Empire News is a fake news website that does not publish factual articles.

Several rumors about the future of Sons of Anarchy have been circulating on the Internet since the series aired its final episode on 9 December 2014. The National Report, another entertainment website, also recently published a fictitious article about a Sons of Anarchy sequel.

Last updated:   24 December 2014

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