'Babel' writer reteaming with Brad Pitt

Guillermo Arriaga, the writer behind Brad Pitt's fractured drama "Babel" as well as indie darling "Amores perros," is reteaming with Pitt for "The Tiger," a drama that Darren Aronofsky is developing as a potential Pitt vehicle. The project will be a co-production between Focus Features and Random House's film division.

The story, based on an upcoming nonfiction book by John Vaillant, centers on an animal activist who must protect the small Siberian town he is in when a tiger begins attacking its inhabitants.

Pitt and Aronofsky, who has not yet committed to directing "Hunting," have been developing the project under the radar since last year.

UTA-repped Arriaga's other credits include dramas "21 Grams" as well as "The Burning Plain," which he also directed.

Aronofsky is producing with his Protozoa partners Mark Heyman and Ari Handel. Pitt is producing via his Plan B shingle along with the company's Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner.

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