"We both badly want a particular role and neither is backing down,'' News.com.au quoted Clooney as having told a friend. For Pitt, landing the role of Henry Higgins would be a dream come true, as he has been fascinated by the story since he was a child, and he has even gone so far as to tell Clooney to back down and give the role to him.
The Troy star is so enthusiastic about the movie that he wants his wife actress Angelina Jolie to play the part of Eliza Doolittle. But Clooney has no intentions of backing down, as he too is eager to land the role. "It's sort of become an intense competition between us now and it just keeps escalating. For now we''re both so angry we''re not even in contact any more,'' Clooney added.
The feud between Pitt, 44, and Clooney, 47, has definitely turned their previously united front around.