James Badge Dale Also Joining the Cast of 'World War Z' Adaptation
The actor has had some great turns on TV with series like "Rubicon" and HBO's phenomenal miniseries "The Pacific," but now James Badge Dale is enlisting in a different kind of war. Variety reports the actor is currently negotiating to take a role in the adaptation of Max Brooks's novel World War Z, the story of a researcher (Brad Pitt) for the U.N. Postwar Commission learning about a global zombie epidemic ten years after the event. Dale will play an American soldier who tries to alert authorities that the zombie threat is real. Considering the source material, it's not entirely clear how the story will unfold on screen. Read on!
The story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat is told in a series of first-person accounts as told to a researcher for the UN Postwar Commission interviewing survivors in countries that were decimated by zombies. It sounds like Dale's character would likely appear in a flashback of some sort as Pitt's character learns as much as he can about the undead epidemic. Of course, the story could be drastically different from the book considering, Pitt's character's wife is supposed to be involved somehow with "The Killing" star Mireille Enos already taking the role. Honestly, I'm just glad the project was able to survive after nearly dying out a little while back. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing Brad Pitt in a project like this and Dale's addition to the cast certainly doesn't hurt. Sound good?