Pitt Seeking “Red Dead Redemption”?

Showbiz Spy reports that Brad Pitt is the favourite to play the lead in a film adaptation of video game hit “Red Dead Redemption”.

The open world action-adventure Western video game from Rockstar Games, the creators of the hit “Grand Theft Auto” series, is set in the American Old West and follows a former outlaw named John Marston.

When Marston’s wife and son are taken hostage by the government in exchange for his services, he sets out to bring his three former gang members to justice.

Released on both the PS3 & Xbox 360 back in May, the game has sold five million copies and received universal critical acclaim.

“The idea is to make this in the style of an epic Western movie but with a few modern touches. Brad is perfect for the role and he is being given first refusal” a source tells the site.

The report is very much in question though as there’s been absolutely no talk of a film adaptation as yet, let alone anyone being remotely connected to such a project.

Rockstar Games hasn’t outright denied the report either, telling IGN only that they “do not comment on rumors or speculation”.