Mireille Enos may be starring opposite Brad Pitt in World War Z.
After a few years spent in development hell, Paramount Pictures and director Marc Forster may be pushing forward with their plans to adapt Max Brooks’ World War Z into a feature film. With Brad Pitt having already been locked in as the star, the trades reports that Mireille Enos is circling the role of his female counterpart. Enos has been on a roll recently, having earned her own AMC show (“The Killing”) after a few years of co-starring in HBO’s “Big Love.”
With Forster likely beginning production as soon as possible to meet their 2012 summer release plans, the Quantum of Solace director would be tackling the project based on a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan, with the latter recently coming on board to perform some rewrites.
Based on the Max Brooks best-selling novel about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies, Brooks — the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft — wrote a detailed tale in which a researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors from countries all over the world, 10 years after the crisis, to gather a first-person post-mortem on a war that obliterated every country on the map. Brad Pitt has been set to play a U.N. researcher while Enos would potentially play his wife.
World War Z will hit theaters Summer 2012, and I for one can’t wait. The book was amazing and I might just read it again before the movie comes out.