June 7th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
Brad Pitt is everywhere
Brad Pitt can't be getting much sleep right now.
The 49-year-old actor is doing a frenzied press tour for his upcoming zombie thriller, "World War Z," jumping from London to Paris to Berlin to Atlanta, Georgia, within one week. And he didn't stop there.
The father of six followed up his ATL visit on Thursday with same-day, whirlwind trips to Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin, Texas.
At each stop, Pitt surprised fans at early screenings of his apocalyptic epic, which doesn't officially open in the States until June 21.
In Atlanta, he was spotted at a local movie theater with free T-shirts in hand. Near Philly, he popped up at the King of Prussia mall, where he tossed out more shirts to the whooping crowd and had the good sense to say that he'd "just crushed a cheesesteak next door - it really is the perfect sandwich."
Up in the Windy City, Pitt repeated his now-patented T-shirt-tossing move to enamored fans, one of whom screamed out, "I love you, Brad."
And down in Austin, Pitt began by thanking that screening's host, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles.
As Knowles explained to his famous guest, the screening's attendees had come up with their own plan for how they'd escape a zombie threat like the one Pitt's Gerry Lane faces in "World War Z."
Based on the novel by Max Brooks and directed by Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"; "Quantum of Solace"), the movie adaptation stars Pitt as a UN worker who finds himself trying to save both his family and humanity as a zombie pandemic breaks out across the globe.
So what would be the actor's plan to make sure his fiancée, Angelina Jolie, and their kids are safe?
"Get in the fastest car you can find," Pitt told Knowles. "They're quick."
The amount of muscle - and air mileage - the star is putting behind the promotion of "World War Z" could signal to cynics that the movie must not be that great, but then again, Pitt's potential blockbuster had a pricey budget. Vanity Fair, which chronicles the production issues that plagued "World War Z" in its June issue, asserts that if studio Paramount doesn't recoup its $170 million-plus budget at the box office, it'll "go down as having made the most overpriced zombie movie in Hollywood history."
Luckily for Pitt, who also serves as a producer on "World War Z" through his Plan B production company, early reviews have leaned toward positive.
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your must pay for this son....see how sweetly u handed me my cafe so fast today.....tomorrow you better be at the left turn into the lot with the coffee in your hand and you will be flipping the pages of my paper as i read...
YOU BUY EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF THAT CON ARTISTS MOUTH OF HERS...NEED TOO BE CONCERNED WITH THAT.
I wonder if he enjoys eating his own poop...
just let me know–my god what a terrible possiblity
i love it when the relationship is an easy flow it so much better and they both can have their individuality at the same time.
he's cool yet very approachable and angie is not a twit so it helps.
best of luck too both
THAT'S WHY YOU WILL NEVER BE FIRST...BECAUSE YOUR A LIAR....
DOES YOUR BOTHER KNOW YOU HAVE MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER?
If I was banging his old lady, id be everywhere also...the bed...the floor....on top of thefridge...in the ceiling fan....my load would be everywhere
Brad Pitt gives me a huge eeeeeRECTION! *SPROINNNNGGG*
WILL REQUIRE MY SUPERIORS TOO MEET WITH THE CEO ON HER "HABIT"
1. I WANT A WRITTEN DOC STATING SHE IS IN THE ACCOUNT 2-3 TIMES A DAY NOT VERBAL
2. I WANT WRITTEN CONFIRMATION CNT WAS OR WAS NOT IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
3 3PM YESTERDAY EYE CONTACT WAS MADE WITH EMPLOYEE AS IF I DID SOMETHING SAME LOOK AS 2009 BEING READY TO BE SHOVED OUT
4 FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED IMMEDIATELLY...
5,. IS MOTORED IN RIGHT NOW AND CNT KNOWS I'M WEARING A BLACK AND WHITE SWEATSHIRT
NOT SURE IF IT WAS ACTUALLY WITH DOCTOR OR IN CAR....WE ARE CONFIRMING
END OF STORY
she checks in what i am spending on a daily basis....JUST WASHED UP FEMALE SLOB
WE KNOW YOUR A 44 YEAR OLD HACKING WASHED UP SLOPPY PERSON 24 HOURS A DAY..
PEACE MAN OFF TOO MAKE FURTHER FUN OF YOU AND THANKS TOO YOUR INFORMANT ON WHAT F-CKING LIAR YOU ARE....
Brad looks like lestat the vampire still. He looks old and sad. Hollywood is sooooo tired and boring. Can't you stupid Hollywood damn morons find something else to do but look vain. I like myself too but limit your exposure..you make yourselves look desperate. Next!
Joe, Tom Cruise played the vampire Lestat in the movie you're alluding to. Pitt played a vampire named Louis.
ANY FURTHER LIES TOO PUBLIC AND FURTHER SEMARING OF AN INNOCENT WOMAN RESULTS IN PHONE CALL TO CEO...OTHERWISE VIEW HER AS A HACKING PIGLET -
He really is everywhere. Just last week, I saw Brad in Dinky Donuts. And he was dunking a donut in his coffee!
Well... He is not everywhere yet. I wud love for Brad, Angelina and Anniston to be on Jerry Springer.
get a hair cut.
Who cares? He's washed up and with the heroina, man-hands, homewrecker.
I just checked my va gina. I can assure you he's not "everywhere."
brad is a good actor but we will see about this one? dont have high expectations as these gendres tend to flop nowadays!
The Walking Dead TV show is a smash hit. Derp.
They ruined it. Effin Hollywood. When will they learn that a book and a movie do not equal the same thing. Why can't someone write a MOVIE. Are there any screen writers with a brain? Zombies are NOT fast. A dead body cannot run, especially if it is compromised by injuries, which it probably would be if DEAD! This is clearly stated in Max Brooks's "Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" and is evident throughout " World War Z". In fact, some of the scenes wouldn't even work in the book if Zombies were fast. Terrible. If I were an author, I'd write the movie of my book or there would be no movie.
You sound demented. You're aware zombies aren't real? Please get professional help.
Demented? Why you're quite childish to call people names. I am a stickler for details and what is demented is that a person would write TWO books (yes I know they are books, but I won't insult you even though this would be the time) that describe his "world" of Zombies and then let someone make a movie out of it which completely change everything you have just written about. Clearly greed causes the worst form of dementia.
Most people have not read the books and don't care how close the movie is to the source material.
i would the movie is far worse then the material-
A movie in which the lead is a... UN worker? Dumbest premise ever. Brad's been living in France for too long.
What a waste of an actor. He is so capable and instead...
Brad is leaving his carbon footprint all over the planet as he privately jets from town to town tossing out 33 cent T-shirts bought in bulk out to the masses in a desperate move to sell his failure of a movie. No wonder Brad's hair is greasy and he looks unkept, he hasnt stopped to bathe. I believe the Anj is supporting him on how BRAVE he is to dart about the planet on his private jet. How fortunate the masses are to be in his sweaty presence. Brad has not been artistically relevant for quite some time or ever.
Opps I forgot his Channel #5 commercial. Now that was Brad at his finest, so deep and introspective. It must have been the fumes of Channel that inspired him.
What has Brad Pitt got to do with Channel#5? lol
Meeeow!! I agree about his hair though. The rest you can lick.
I think brad and angie are wonderful people and parents...wish i had people like them in my life...gave up everything for my kids...some of them just used me and at 66 i have nothing left...
That is sad and I hope you find someone or something to put your time into. If all else fails call brad and Angie I'm sure they would probably adopt you lol
SHE'S SO SAD.
serafina is too my left.
we love them and only hope the best for this lovely couple
brad praises her 24 hours a day....watch some of his interviews when he talks about angie....
he adores her-that's that matters to me also...he adores me
NOBODY, THATS WHO. NO ONE GIVES A SH!T WHO YOU THINK HAS A HEALTHY REALATIONSHIP. BEND OVER, PUT YOUR HEAD BETWEEN YOUR KNEES AND STFU!
He may be mistaken for a homeless man and be turned away.
I think he's beautiful inside and out !!
A hot homeless anyway
I hope the movie is good.
Looks like it could be awesome.
No matter what, I think it's really cool for the star of a movie to do what Brad is doing. Let's hope it's a trend.
Don't worry. He may be everywhere, but he won't recognize your face.
Are you guys crazy? Surely there is more news out there to report than the excrutiating effort poor Brad must be experiencing promoting his movies and trying to make the world a better place. Leave Brad and Angelina alone. You've really overstepped this time. I'm done with CNN forever. Only in America!!!
Uh, Fran, honey, this is the "Marquee Blog" page. This is the kind of thing they post about here. If you want serious news, go to the news page. You're welcome.
Liar – how many threads have you posted you are leaving, never coming back – and yet like the bad penny here you are again – Gag
this is the part when she misses something she will call you a liar.
Unless he's buying the popcorn, I could care less.
How much less can you care? Of course I assume you mean you couldn't care less but just checking.
Not usually a huge Brad pitt fan either, but looks like a good movie actually!
you should read the book, the whole premise is changed in the movie. The book is based on a UN agent after the war collecting factual data and ending up with stories of the people that live through the war, the movie is based on the premise that the war is ongoing. I will see the movie, but am wondering what changes this will cause to the telling of a really great story!
the movie previews look awesome but i'm sure the book is better – always is – thanks – i will read it first
I hope for the sake of all that is good, that the movie shares almost nothing but the name with the book. I am a a bit of a fan of zombie fiction, and I found the book to be torturous at best.
My wife was not impressed with the book but thinks the movie will actually be better. Previews look cool to me.
Coincidentally, pan of Pitt on "Growing Pains" on today's classictvdvdreviews on blogspot.
Fake story. I just looked in my wastebasket. He ain't there.
I'd love a tee shirt from him!
I would love to see him, and wouldn't care about the T-Shirt 🙂
I'm not a big BP fan, but, I am curious about this movie. Anybody planning on seeing it?
We are most definitely going to see it!