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JUL
22
3 YEARS

'Game of Thrones' Actor Cast in Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' (Exclusive)

Elyes Gabel joins Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale in the post-apocalyptic thriller from director Marc Forster.

Elyes Gabel
Elyes Gabel

Elyes Gabel has been cast in Paramount’s World War Z, a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Brad Pitt

Marc Forster is directing the movie, an adaptation of the 2006 Max Brooks novel of the same name that depicts a global zombie take-over 10 years after the

fact.

Gabel

, who recently appeared as Rakharo in six episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, will play a character named Fassbach, although little is known about the role. The film, also from Skydance Productions, features a cast that includes The Killing star Mireille Enos and James Badge

Dale.

Z

, which was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski, is currently in production and will be released next

year.

Gabel’s

previous credits include a stint on Showtime’s The Borgias and the BBC medical drama

Casualty.

He

is represented by Paradigm, U.K. agent Nicki van Gelder and manager Nicolas Bernheim.

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