Brad Pitt, George Clooney Movie ‘Wolfs’ Teases a Major Connection to 1 Quentin Tarantino Classic That Fans Feel is a Missed Chance for a Legendary Cameo

The Ocean's Eleven stars will be seen working together after sixteen years.

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  • Brad Pitt and George Clooney will be sharing screen space after sixteen years in Wolfs.
  • The film sees them play lone-wolf fixers who have to work together to cover up the same crime.
  • Fans were quick to notice the nature of the their work and the title to a legendary character from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
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Brad Pitt and George Clooney are having an Oceans 11-esque reunion with their upcoming film Wolfs. Directed by Jon Watts, the film sees Pitt and Clooney play rival ‘fixers’ who are hired to cover up the same crime. The action-packed trailer teases their frenemy relationship as well as a quirky and fun black comedy.

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While fans were ecstatic to see the duo on screen again, they were also quick to notice the connections between the film’s title and concept and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. The film features a prominent role from Harvey Keitel who plays a fixer, much like Pitt and Clooney. Keitel’s name in Pulp Fiction was Mr. Wolfe.

Brad Pitt And George Clooney Reunite After Sixteen Years For Wolfs

Brad Pitt and George Clooney in a scene from Ocean's Eleven
Brad Pitt and George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven | Credits: Village Roadshow Pictures/NPV Entertainment/Jerry Weintraub Productions/Section Eight Productions

Brad Pitt and George Clooney have worked on several films together. Apart from the Ocean’s trilogy, in which they played Daniel Ocean and Rusty Ryan, the actors also featured in the Coen Brothers film Burn After Reading. After sixteen years, the duo will be returning again for the upcoming black comedy Wolfs.

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Announced in 2021, the film was set to be written and directed by Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Jon Watts, with Pitt and Clooney co-producing through their production houses. The film was reportedly part of an intense bidding war, with the actors speculated to have received at least a $20 million payday each (via THR).

Brad Pitt and George Clooney in a still from the trailer of Wolfs
A still from Wolfs | Credits: Apple Studios/Plan B Entertainment/Smokehouse Pictures

Deadline reported that the film was picked up by Apple TV as part of their long list of star-driven package deals. Though a figure was not revealed, the website reported that the actors were negotiating an eight-figure sum to ensure that the film would get a theatrical release. The film is all set to release on September 20.

The trailer of Wolfs which was released earlier this year revealed that Brad Pitt and George Clooney would be playing lone-wolf fixers who are tasked with covering up the same crime. The two are seen to have a frenemy relationship with some complicated history and a reluctance to work with each other.

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Fans Find A Quentin Tarantino Connection In Wolfs

Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Keitel in a scene from Pulp Fiction
A still from Pulp Fiction | Credits: A Band Apart/Jersey Films/Miramax Films

While fans celebrated the return of the iconic duo Brad Pitt and George Clooney in Wolfs, they were also quick to notice one key detail that might connect Quentin Tarantino’s classic film Pulp Fiction. The plot of Jon Watts’ black comedy involves Pitt and Clooney playing two fixers who have to cover up a crime, which is also a key plot element in Pulp Fiction.

In the segment ‘The Bonnie Situation’, characters Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield accidentally shoot their accomplice and require a fixer. Their boss Marcellus Wallace sends Mr. Wolfe, played by Harvey Keitel to take care of the body and clean the two up. The nature of Mr. Wolfe’s work and the resemblance of his name to the title have led fans to connect the two dots.

Fans were also disappointed at a missed opportunity for Keitel to have a cameo in the film. Both Pitt and Clooney have worked with Tarantino before and the crossing of movie universes would have added a nice detail for the black comedy.

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In the movie Pulp Fiction, Harvey Keitel played a character named Wolf. He did the same job that George Clooney and Brad Pitt are doing in this movie. In pulp fiction, the wolf, helped the two main characters, dispose of a dead body, quickly and easily, when they asked the wolf what his job was, he said that he solves problems that regular people can’t think around to solve themselves

-@nuahsar

Harvey Keitel cameo as Mr Wolf or major missed opportunity.

-@coltermac

No Harvey Keitel cameo? Lame…

-@druxpack8531

Reservoir Wolfs?

-@filipposerra4208

The title being a reference to the Wolf from Pulp Fiction is great

-@hibye-cz7tl

While there is no confirmation regarding Harvey Keitel’s cameo in the film, it is still not impossible for the makers to get it done.

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Written by Nishanth A

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.