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'World War Z' Makes A Killing In Casting Female Lead Mirielle Enos

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 25, 2011 12:52 PM
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With the expensive on-again, off-again production of "World War Z" now back on track for a summer shoot thanks to a little help from David Ellison's Skydance Productions, casting is now beginning on the film and a new name is looking to come aboard.

Deadline reports that Mireille Enos, star of the newest AMC hit series "The Killing," will join Brad Pitt in the film that will be directed by Marc Forster. The Black List approved script for ‘Z’ by J. Michael Straczynski (with rewrites by Matthew Michael Carnahan) centers on a UN bureaucrat named Gerry Lane (Pitt), who in the aftermath of the zombie war is asked to compile a complete report on the incident. Enos will play his wife. It's a nice bit of casting if only to have us ask: should we be watching "The Killing"? We're heard some mixed things but are willing to give it a shot if it's good. But anyway, Enos has made a huge impression and silver screen transitions don't come much bigger than co-starring with Brad Pitt.

It looks like everything is falling into place for the film. No release date has been set but we're guessing this too will land in what is shaping up to be a massive 2012 movie calendar.

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  • Kevin Jagernauth | April 26, 2011 4:56 AMReply

    Because she reminds me of Abner.

  • Abner | April 26, 2011 4:51 AMReply

    How do you know it's a nice bit of casting? Just to look at her?

  • Kevin Jagernauth | April 26, 2011 4:15 AMReply

    "Elysium" isn't coming until March 2013.

  • Raj Himself | April 26, 2011 4:13 AMReply

    You're damn right about 2012. I'm hoping someone sooner or later will delve into the possibilities that next year holds in film. From my research it looks like a golden year in both art house and blockbuster circles, packed to the brim with mouth-watering projects.

    Yet, this far out things can always change as it looks likely that Elysium and The Wolverine have already been pushed back. But a year that may involve Malick, Anderson, Spielberg, Dominik, Mendes, Nolan, Lurhmann, Scott, Jackson, Refn, Tarantino, Gilroy and others mingling in the same sandbox has me a little bit chuffed.

  • sp | April 26, 2011 4:12 AMReply

    I agree with Laura, ' Mad Men' & ' Boardwalk Empire ' have nothing to worry about . Too bad AMC canceled one of my most recent faves, ' Rubicon ' .

  • Oliver Lyttelton | April 26, 2011 2:20 AMReply

    Sub-question, for those who've seen it: Is the AMC version worth watching if you've already seen the Swedish series?

  • Gian | April 26, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    The Killing has been quite absorbing, still finding it's footing at times but absolutely worth the time. Performances have been incredible across the board and Enos nails her role perfectly. Loved 'World War Z' (not my usual "type" of read) and this just adds to my anticpation for the film.

  • actionman | April 26, 2011 1:35 AMReply

    I'm enjoying The Killing. Really good performances, complex plotting, well shot and atmospheric. It's really sad and dark and if you've got kids I'm sure it's even scarier. It sort of reminds me of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo even though it's really nothing like it at all.

  • Christopher Bell | April 26, 2011 1:28 AMReply

    Pretty sure Mireille played the twins in Big Love, and she was great.

  • hmm | April 26, 2011 1:09 AMReply

    A season long investigation that starts with the murder of a high school beauty with a double life that delves into the seedy underbelly of a Pacific Northwest community.

    "The Killing" might have wanted to something, anything to not remind people of "Twin Peaks." From what I've seen of "The Killing," it's a surpriseless, rote slog with zilch for poetry.

    And frankly, Mireille Enos is about as charismatic as her name.

  • eddard | April 26, 2011 1:04 AMReply

    yes, you should be watching the killing. it's a slow burn and rather depressing. hasn't been much sunshine in the first five episodes. but the performances are great, especially Mireille Enos, it's beautifully shot, well written and keeps you guessing. what more do you want? this and Game of Thrones are just nailing it in TV land right now. tune in.

  • Laura | April 25, 2011 12:59 PMReply

    The Killing is so so. One episode will be fantastic then the next will be a snoozefest.

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