MOSCOW, May 18 (RIA Novosti) – Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is due to arrive in Moscow in June to promote his new film World War Z at the Moscow International Film Festival, the festival’s general producer has said.
The 35th film festival will kick off with the premiere of the upcoming apocalyptic horror film, World War Z, to be attended by producer-star Pitt and film director Marc Forster.
World War Z, the big-budget adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 zombie-horror bestseller, is produced by Hollywood studio Paramount in partnership with Pitt’s Plan B production company.
“The Moscow Film Festival has proved itself as a good launching platform for movies,” Leonid Vereschagin told reporters at the Russian Pavillion in Cannes on Saturday.
The Moscow International Film Festival will be held on June 20-29. The festival, launched in 1935, was registered by International Federation of Film Producers associations (FIAPF) as an “A” class festival in 1972. It has been an annual event since 1995.