Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Marvel Hopes to Release a New Netflix Series Every 6 Months - Including 'Luke Cage' & 'The Defenders' of Course Marvel Hopes to Release a New Netflix Series Every 6 Months - Including 'Luke Cage' & 'The Defenders' of Course Queen Latifah Will Play Wiz and Mary J. Blige Is Evillene in NBC's Musical Production of 'The Wiz' Queen Latifah Will Play Wiz and Mary J. Blige Is Evillene in NBC's Musical Production of 'The Wiz' NBC Rethinks Broadcast Runs for New Summer Comedies, 'Mr. Robinson' & 'The Carmichael Show' NBC Rethinks Broadcast Runs for New Summer Comedies, 'Mr. Robinson' & 'The Carmichael Show' Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in August Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in August 'Key & Peele' Will End After Its Current Season 'Key & Peele' Will End After Its Current Season Michael B. Jordan Adds Adaptation of Acclaimed Nonfiction Bestseller 'Just Mercy' to His Slate Michael B. Jordan Adds Adaptation of Acclaimed Nonfiction Bestseller 'Just Mercy' to His Slate MSNBC Decides: Touré Is Out, Rev. Al Stays (For Now) MSNBC Decides: Touré Is Out, Rev. Al Stays (For Now) Disney Channel & Disney XD Casting Directors Holding Online Casting Call for Diverse Actors, Age 10-17 Disney Channel & Disney XD Casting Directors Holding Online Casting Call for Diverse Actors, Age 10-17 Revisiting Spike Lee's Perplexing 'She Hate Me' on Its 11th Anniversary Revisiting Spike Lee's Perplexing 'She Hate Me' on Its 11th Anniversary Oprah Winfrey Presents Landmark 7-Night Event Series 'Belief' Premiering October 18 (Trailer) Oprah Winfrey Presents Landmark 7-Night Event Series 'Belief' Premiering October 18 (Trailer) Watch 5 Clips From TV One Original Movie 'Runaway Island' - Premieres This Saturday, July 25 Watch 5 Clips From TV One Original Movie 'Runaway Island' - Premieres This Saturday, July 25 Samira Wiley to Co-Star in Film Based on Kitty Genovese 1964 Murder Samira Wiley to Co-Star in Film Based on Kitty Genovese 1964 Murder MTV Has Made Its 'White People' Documentary Available Online - Watch It Here MTV Has Made Its 'White People' Documentary Available Online - Watch It Here Check Out the Official Theatrical Trailer for Stanley Nelson’s 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' Check Out the Official Theatrical Trailer for Stanley Nelson’s 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Anthony Mackie Offered Co-starring Role With Brad Pitt For "World War Z"

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act April 29, 2011 at 11:31AM

Looks like the Hurt Locker is paying off royally for Anthony Mackie.
10

Looks like the Hurt Locker is paying off royally for Anthony Mackie.

While he lost the Bourne lead to his former co-star Jeremy Renner, he's just been offered to star opposite Brad Pitt in World War Z and is being eyed for a role in Warner Brother's Gangster Squad alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin.

With Marc Foster set to direct, Word War Z is based on the post-apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks. The story is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic and is an oral history told from various perspectives. It's a collection of individual accounts in the form of first-person anecdotes. In the book, Brooks plays the role of an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission who publishes a report a decade after the Zombie War. The interviews chart a decade-long war against zombies from the view point of many different people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the changing religious, geo-political, and environmental aftermath of the Zombie War.

Mackie, who is currently filming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is set next to star alongside Hugh Jackman in DreamWorks Real Steel as well as suspense thriller Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington. Afterwards, he'll then be appearing with Channing Tatum in Ten Year.

Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer, is a period crime film based on a seven-part Los Angeles Times article written by Paul Lieberman that details how, during 1940s corruption and chaos, the LAPD created a special unit called the "Gangster Squad" to prevent the East Coast mafia from infecting the city.

Mackie's star is certainly rising and with his commitment to star in indie fare flicks like he did with Night Catches Us, Bolden! and Desert Flower...things can only get better for him.

(Variety)

This article is related to: casting


Shadow & ActNewsletter