Matthew Fox & Ed Harris Gear Up For ‘World War Z’

Matthew Fox & Ed Harris Gear Up For 'World War Z'


With filming set to begin very soon in London and Scotland (where Glasgow will double as Philadelphia for some reason), “World War Z” is beginning to get the final pieces of casting into place, once again mixing up television stars with movie actors.

Deadline reports that Matthew Fox, who spent six seasons squinting and grimacing on “Lost,” and Ed Harris, who could make instructions on how to make canned soup utterly compelling, are in talks to join the film. Set to be directed by Marc Forster, the Black List-approved story by J. Michael Straczynski (with rewrites by Matthew Michael Carnahan) is set in the aftermath of an undead apocalypse which has wiped out much of the world’s population, and sees Brad Pitt playing a U.N. researcher investigating the outbreak. The duo join “Rubicon” star James Badge Dale as Captain Spake, a U.S. soldier who attempted to warn his superiors of the coming threat to no avail, and “The Killing” star Mirielle Enos as Pitt’s wife. French actor Julia Levy-Boeken has also come aboard the film but no word on the roles the trio will slot.

It’s certainly a promising cast (though we’d take Anthony Mackiewho was courted — over Matthew Fox any day of the week) but we’re still unsure if Forster is the guy to deliver the goods. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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Comments

Edward Davis

Yeah, but you love Ryan Gosling like plants love rainwater. Ah well, we forgive you.

Kevin Jagernauth

I really like “Stranger Than Fiction” :

The Playlist

Forster’s best movie to date is still “Monster’s Ball.” His runner up might have been “The Kite Runner” if it didn’t fold hard in it’s third act.

“Stranger Than Fiction” is a pretty mediocre movie that people seem to love for some reason.

Mike

Great casting so far. Also, all of Forster’s films are completely different from one another, you don’t what to expect from him, so why not just give him the benefit of the doubt? Most of his films are quite underrated.

hmm

Foster is clearly the wrong guy for this. Expect shaky shit in the Battle of Yonkers as well

hal

We’re totally sure that guy who directed Zombieland and another unreleased comedy has “the goods” to tackle a period gangster film, but we’re not sold on a guy with a much longer filmography tacking “World War Z.”

Makes total sense!

I guess it must be taken into account one film as one mancrush (GOSLING) while the other has apparently shunned another (MACKIE)

BuntyHoven

“WE HAVE TO GO BACK, KATE!”

Fox is great fun. Totally committed performances every time, even if it does mean he spends most of the show on the verge of tears.

Annie

Your sources are terrible. WWZ starts filming this week in Malta, first in Valletta and then in the 3 cities for a month. Then it moves to the UK and later to Hungary in the fall. Love Ed Harris and glad to see Fox in films.

Abner

He was on a south pacific island without any sunglasses??

Kevin Jagernauth

Yes, I could be more pretentious.

j.j.

“Matthew Fox, who spent six seasons squinting and grimacing on ‘Lost’…”

Jesus Christ could you be any more pretentious?

hal

“we’re still unsure if Forster is the guy to deliver the goods.”

Jesus Christ could you be any more pretentious?

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