Local actor Fana Mokoena acts in a new apocalyptic horror film with Hollywood star Brad Pitt, Mokoena plays the role of Thierry Umotomi a UN employee who embarks on a mission with his friend Gerry Lane played by Pitt to rid of all zombies that are posing a threat to humanity.
The horror film titled World War Z finds Lane stuck in a dilemma between saving his own family and saving the world against the zombies. Reports have confirmed that the movie will be released on the 21st of June 2013 in the US; the South African release date has been scheduled for the 19th of July 2013.
Moekoena revealed in 2011 that he’d be acting alongside Pitt; initially the film was set to be released in December last year but due to production malfunctions some scenes had to be shot again
If you’re still not sure who Fana Mokoena is, let’s refresh your memory a little. His most recognisable role was him playing the character of troubled Dr Mandla Sithole on the local soapie Generations; his second greatest role that catapulted him to the international stage was when he played General Augustine Bizimingu in the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda which was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the same year. Most will have also forgotten his role in the controversial television drama Yizo Yizo where he played a disturbed student known as Thulas who was the oldest in the entire school of Supatsela High.
World War Z is based on a science fiction novel which was written by Max Brooks. The movie is directed by director Mar cForester who’s also known for his blockbuster films such as Stranger Than Fiction starring Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson as well as the 2008 James Bond film Quantuam of Solace.