Action-Movie Stunt Secrets: Meet Brad Pitt's Double
Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) –- Ever wonder who choreographs and designs the fight scenes and stunts for action movies? One Los Angeles-based company, 87Eleven Action Design, does just that. They are the stunt team behind more than 100 productions, including "The Hunger Games," "Wolverine," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Bloomberg heads to 87Eleven's training gym to meet Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence's stunt doubles and learn secrets of the trade. Video by: Jeniece Pettitt, Ryo Ikegami (Source: Bloomberg)
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