Hollywood movie star Brad Pitt said to be filming in Sandwich
Brad Pitt as Jesse James
in The Assassination of Jesse James
It's a long way from Hollywood to Sandwich, but if rumours are
to be believed, one of the world’s leading actors flew from Tinsel
Town to the Cinque Port to shoot scenes for a new film.
The internet was all of a-twitter with reports A-list heartthrob
Brad Pitt chose the old Pfizer site, now named Discovery Park, as a
location for his new epic, World War Z.
US showbiz sites reported Mr Pitt and his crew rolled up at the
park on October 30 to reshoot scenes for the film, which is
described as a “post-apocalyptic horror”.
A Discovery Park spokesman reportedly confirmed the site had
been privately hired, but couldn’t release details of the nature of
Pitt’s cast and crew were also said to be staying in Sandwich
during filming, but nobody had told the town’s hotel owners.
The Discovery Park at
Tracy Marchant, who runs the five-star Molland Manor House in
Ash, said if the actor was going to drop by, she wanted to be
“Brad Pitt’s staying in Sandwich?
“I’d better get my hair done then,” she said.
The Mayor of Sandwich, Cllr Jeremy Watts, was equally nonplussed
about the supposed star in his midst.
He said: “It’s news to me. I’ve not heard anything about it -
not a word.
“I’m sometimes the last to hear anything, anyway.”
In August last year, Tunbridge Wells was believed to have been
earmarked as a location for the film, which is being made by Pitt’s
production company, Plan B Entertainment.
But a last-minute plug was pulled and a train was chartered to
move the entire cast and crew to shoot in Glasgow.
According to internet movie site, www.imdb.com, World War Z scenes have
also been shot in Cornwall, Hampshire and London.
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