Watch: Brad Pitt Surprises Fans at ‘World War Z’ Screening

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Eager moviegoers sat on the edges of their theater seats in Hoboken, New Jersey, Wednesday night as they waited for the silver screen to light up with the first-ever fan screening of hotly-anticipated apocalyptic thriller, World War Z.

Little did they know they were in for a once-in-a-lifetime surprise — because in walked Brad Pitt, the bold-name star and producer of the film.

“I want to thank you all for coming out tonight. Let me tell you what happened,” Pitt, dressed in all black with his hair pulled back, told the cheering, star-struck crowd. “So they called me up and say, ‘We’re going to do this showing in the city and we got to do media.’ I said, ‘OK. But we can’t doing it without showing it to the people we made the film for! We got to do a screening for the fans.'”

“So we decided, no better place to do that than Jersey,” he continued. “So here we are. We got t-shirts for everyone. Everyone will get one on the way out. We got a monster film for ya. It’s epic, it’s scary as hell, and I guarantee you it’s the most intense thing you’re going to see all summer. So, Jersey, enjoy!”

And enjoy they did. See for yourself when World War Z opens June 21.