Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Appearance At World War Z New Jersey Screening

An unsuspecting audience taking in a screening of “World War Z” in Hoboken, New Jersey got a very special surprise on Wednesday night.

Brad Pitt, star of the upcoming zombie film, dropped in to introduce the film to the thrilled crowd.

“Thank you all for coming out,” the 49-year-old actor clad in all black – with his hair in a ponytail – told the audience. “I know it’s late, and we really appreciate it…Today we came out to show the film for the people we made it for – our fans!”

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Brad explained how the decision to show up at screening came about.

“We said, ‘Well, there’s no other place better than Jersey!’” he said. “We’ve got T-shirts for everyone, and we’ve got a massive film for you.”

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Adding, “It’s epic, it’s scary as hell, and I guarantee you it’s the most intense thing you’re gonna see all summer.”

“World War Z” hits theaters on June 21.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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