Brad Pitt became ‘obsessed’ with hunting for buried treasure on his French estate: It was ‘pretty stupid’

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The Oscar winner admitted that he was “obsessed” with finding gold, which was talked about on his wine-producing estate in Provence, France. Pitt bought a thousand-hectare estate, Château Miraval, in 2008 with Angelina Jolie; the former couple got married on the premises in 2014 and produce roses from the winery. Jolie recently sold her stake in the business, sparking a legal battle as part of their divorce proceedings.

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However, Pitt, he said, was approached “a few years ago” by a man GQ, claiming that the castle had millions of dollars of buried gold on the land, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The treasure was allegedly taken from the Levant during the Crusades. Pitt was hooked.

“I was obsessed,” said the star of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” “Like a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all.”

The “Train Bullet” actor even bought radar equipment to search for lost treasure on his property.

“Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because there have always been stories in the Ozark Mountains of hidden gold reserves,” he added.

However, his mission proved futile: no treasure was discovered, and the man who informed Pitt about the medieval connections “eventually asked for money for some kind of radar company, an investment opportunity,” according to GQ.

Pitt remarked that the experience was “pretty stupid in the end,” saying, “It was just exciting to hunt.”

And that hunt encouraged the “last stage” of his career. “What will this section be about? And how do I want to design it? ” Pitt thought.

Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment is working on a number of projects, including the production of Andrew Dominic’s upcoming portrait of Marilyn Monroe. “Blonde”With Ana de Armas in the lead role and according to the book of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. Plan B also adapted or optionally adapted novels such as Colson Whitehead’s “Subway,” which Barry Jenkins brought to Amazon, plus Chimamande Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah” and Mark Haddon’s “Unusual Dog Incident at Night”. Pitt called the upcoming adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel “Women Talking,” directed by Sarah Polley, “a profound film like anything made this decade.”

It seems that Pitt does not have to dig for gold when he is already producing it.

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