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'The Killing' Star in Talks to Play Brad Pitt's Wife in 'World War Z' (Exclusive)

Marc Forster will direct Mireille Enos in Paramount's big-budget film adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie book.

Mireille Enos
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Mireille Enos

Mireille Enos, the star of AMC’s The Killing, is making the leap into features, nabbing the role of  Brad Pitt’s wife in World War Z, Paramount’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ globe-spanning zombie novel.

Marc Forster is directing the big-budget movie while Pitt and his Plan B shingle are producing.

The novel is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic, and is an oral history told from many perspectives around the world. J. Michael Straczynski and Matt Carnahan wrote the script.

Pitt is playing a U.N. worker. Enos would play his wife, a mother of two girls.

The movie is scheduled to begin shooting in June in London, Malta and other locales around the world.

Enos, repped by Innovative and Authentic Talent, plays the taciturn detective Sarah Linden in The Killing, the American remake of a Danish TV series, which is being showered with accolades. Being cast in the show was a major breakthrough for Enos, who up until then had a run on HBO’s Big Love and a slew of TV appearances ranging from Sex and the City to Medium.

The Killing was AMC’s second highest-rated premiere behind only The Walking Dead, which will be returning for a second season. Five episodes of the drama have aired so far. With the casting of Enos, it seems the folks at Paramount and Plan B have been tuning in.