First co-star World War Z

Mireille Enos, the star of AMC’s new crime drama “The Killing,” is leaping into features, nabbing the role of Brad Pitt’s wife in “World War Z,” an adaptation of Max Brooks’ globe-spanning zombie novel.

Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”) is directing the big-budget Paramount movie. Shooting is scheduled to begin in June in London, Malta and other locales around the world.

The novel is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic, and is an oral history told from many perspectives around the world. Pitt, who is also producing, will play a U.N. worker. Enos would play his wife, a mother of two girls.

Read more/discuss. Your admin is the biggest wimp in the world when it comes to horror/zombie flicks. Will she find the strength to watch this movie? Stay tuned.

Brad confirmed for World War Z

While chatting up “World War Z” author Max Brooks at the booth for comic publisher Avatar Press, the writer confirmed to MTV News that the adaption of his novel about the zombie apocalypse is not only moving forward, but Brad Pitt is now officially attached to star in the film. Additionally, Brooks revealed that Paramount has optioned the movie rights to two more of his projects: “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks” graphic novel.

Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment first secured the rights to “World War Z” back in 2007 after a bidding war with Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, Appian Way. The actor has long been rumored as a potential lead for the film, but Brooks received the call confirming Pitt’s attachment (and the other “Survival Guide” deals) while signing copies of the books at the Avatar booth tonight (Wednesday, July 21) during Preview Night at Comic-Con.

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New Poster For ‘Tree Of Life’ Reveals New Image

While some in The Playlist team are flagging under the onslaught of marketing for “The Tree Of Life,” this is a film we’ve been following literally for years and while we just want the next couple of weeks to pass by quickly so we can finally see the film, we’ll continue to take what we can get from it for now.

A new international poster for the film has landed and half of it is taken up with an image from the film we haven’t seen yet of Brad Pitt playing with his two sons in what must be happier times after the dinosaurs and before the Sean Penn adult moroseness sets in. But that’s not all out there for those looking forward to Terrence Malick‘s film. The soundtrack to the film by Alexandre Desplat has begun streaming over at Amazon. But listening to the music before seeing the movie is a bit odd, at least in this instance, so we’ll wait a bit before weighing in.

“The Tree Of Life” hits Cannes next month and opens on May 27th. Full poster below.

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