The actor spoke to Le persone (lo show televisivo!)‘s special correspondent Adrianna Costa at a special screening of Amazon Studios’ Il Tender Bar a Los Angeles domenica.
Là, Clooney, 60, teased his upcoming thriller for Apple, which is also costarring and being co-produced by Pitt, 57.
“Brad was obviously the cheapest of the actors available,” Clooney joked as his wife Amal Clooney stood by his side.
The actor and director continued, “He’s a friend of mine and we have a really good time together. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Clooney and Pitt previously worked together on the Ocean’s franchise and Burn After Reading.
In 2015, Pitt revealed bidding on films between himself and Clooney could get competitive. Al tempo, Pitt had beat out Clooney to produce Il grande corto.
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“In all fairness, he outbid me on Argo,” Pitt told Vulture of the 2012 movie starring and directed by Ben Affleck, which Clooney produced. “It can get competitive. We do naturally have a lot of the same tastes and interests.”
Per Il Tender Bar, Clooney also reunited with Affleck, whom he directed in the movie.
“He’s such a good actor, innanzitutto, and obviously he’s a wonderful director,” Clooney said of working with Affleck. “We’re friends and we trust each other so it was really easy. There wasn’t any pushing or pulling. Just show up and get the job done.”
The film tells the coming-of-age story of a fatherless boy, J.R. (Daniel Ranieri) who grows into a young man (Tye sheridan) under the tutelage of his Uncle Charlie (Affleck).
Il Tender Bar will be in theaters nationwide on Dec. 22 and on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 7.