Brad Pitt Gets a Tank Driving Lesson in the English Countryside

The English countryside was graced with the presence of a big movie star and an even bigger vehicle this week.

On Tuesday, megastar Brad Pitt was spotted riding shotgun in a Sherman tank as he took in the sights and sounds of the vehicle and the surrounding scenery.

The driving lesson is for 49-year-old actor’s upcoming World War II film Fury, which tells the story of a Sherman tank and its crew during their final weeks of combat in Nazi Germany.

Pitt plays an American solder named Wardaddy. Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena also star in the film, directed by David Ayer.

2013 has already been a huge year for Pitt, thanks to the apocalyptic blockbuster World War Z. His next two films, The Counselor and Twelve Years a Slave, are both due in October.

Fury is scheduled for a November 2014 release.

Launch the gallery, above, for more photos of Brad Pitt’s tank driving lesson.