Brad Pitt to Fight Zombies in World War Z

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Brad Pitt's ready to fight!

The 47-year-old actor is starring in the upcoming film World War Z, MTV News reports.

The film will be the silver screen adaptation of Max Brooks' book about a zombie apocalypse.

Pitt's production company, Plan B Entertainment, first secured the rights to World War Z in 2007. (His company won a bidding war for the fights to the film against Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions.) 

Brooks received a call in July confirming the A-lister's attachment to the project. He gushed to MTV: "I can't believe how cool Paramount has been to me and these projects, and how cool Plan B has been."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mirelle Enos, star of AMC's new crime drama The Killing, will play Pitt's on-screen wife. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in June.