Brad Pitt to play animal activist in ‘The Tiger’

Updated: May 12, 2010, 14:19 PM IST

Washington: Brad Pitt has signed on to star in a new film called ‘The Tiger’ – an adventure thriller about an animal activist in Siberia.

The actor is also going to produce the movie, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

The Fight Club star is joining forces with Guillermo Arriaga, the writer who wrote Pitt’s drama Babel and indie film Amores Perros.

‘The Tiger’ is an adaptation of a non-fiction book by John Vaillant that tells the story of an animal activist who has to protect a small Siberian town from a tiger who starts attacking the residents, reports Hollywood Reporter.

Focus Features and Random House``s film division will co-produce the film.