World War II drama “Fury”, starring Brad Pitt, is to close the 2014 London Film Festival, organisers have announced. He will attend the October 19 premiere with director David Ayer, who said it was “a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film.”
Set in 1945, “Fury” tells of an army sergeant who takes command of a tank crew for a mission behind enemy lines, and also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena.
Clare Stewart, London Film Festival director, described Fury as “a resounding cinematic achievement” that would bring this year's event “to a monumental close”.
Pitt, 50, previously appeared in Quentin Tarantino's World War II film “Inglourious Basterds” and was seen last year battling zombies in “World War Z”.
The London Film Festival will open on October 8 with “The Imitation Game”, a film about World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.