New York City’s Times Square shut down Monday night to celebrate the premiere of World War Z starring Brad Pitt. I spoke with Pitt about the movie, as well as his co-stars Mireille Enos, Fana Mokoena, David Andrews, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins and Fabrizio Guido as well as director Marc Forster and screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard.
Pitt told me about the long process translating World War Z from book to screen. He also told me a little bit about his next project, 12 Years a Slave, based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Enos dished about the current season of The Killing, as well as the similarities between her characters in Gangster Squad and World War Z.
In World WarZ, Pitt plays a former U.N. investigator who must trace the origin of a strange pandemic that causes its victims to suffer zombie-like symptoms, but don’t call it a movie. Each of the stars has their own take on what the zombies symbolize.
You can watch my interview with Pitt above and the rest of the cast and crew interviews are here: