‘Killing’ Star To Play Pitt’s Wife In Zombie Film

by | April 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM | TV News

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – 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.

“The Killing” Sneak Peek:

Enos plays the taciturn detective Sarah Linden in “The Killing,” the American remake of a Danish TV series, which is being showered with accolades. Being cast in the show was a major breakthrough for Enos, who up until then had a run on HBO’s “Big Love” and a slew of TV appearances ranging from “Sex and the City” to “Medium.”

“The Killing” was AMC’s second highest-rated premiere behind only “The Walking Dead,” which will be returning for a second season. Five episodes of the drama have aired so far.

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