Brad Pitt in World War Z
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World War Z: Brad Pitt films in Essex water plant

A water treatment plant in Essex has been given a Hollywood makeover for Brad Pitt's zombie blockbuster World War Z.

The Essex and Suffolk Water's site, in East Hanningfield, near Chelmsford, was was turned into a South Korean prison for the film, based on a book by Max Brooks.

Although the two weeks of filming took place in September 2011, a confidentiality agreement meant staff could not talk about their experiences until now.

Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a UN inspector chosen to investigate the source of a viral outbreak that has turned three billion people into zombies.

  • 28 Jun 2013
  • From the section Essex
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