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Brad Pitt Covers 'Vanity Fair' June 2013!

Brad Pitt Covers 'Vanity Fair' June 2013!

Brad Pitt is all smiles as he graces the cover of Vanity Fair‘s June 2013 issue.

The magazine chatted with the 49-year-old actor’s World War Z screenwriter Damon Lindelof about meeting the mega-star, as well as their upcoming zombie flick.

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“He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it,” Damon said Brad explained. “But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.”

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  • new one

    wow Brad and wow I’m first

  • Emma

    wow this dude is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay OVERRATED for being such a bad actor…and i am shocked there are so many stupid people in this world who praise him for his artistic qualities and looks…

  • Isa

    I really want to see this movie… Looking hot as always Mr.Pitt
    Please check my ff

  • Phool

    Those beautiful blue eyes love you Brad

  • Phool

    (Appologies if its already posted here unbeknown to me)

    Exclusive: The Making of Brad Pitt’s World War Z, from Stunning Budget Overages and a Reshot Ending to Lots of On-Set Drama
    By Vanity Fair12:00 AM, April 30 2013

    “He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it,” screenwriter Damon Lindelof tells Vanity Fair contributor Laura M. Holson in the June issue of Vanity Fair of meeting Brad Pitt to discuss the star’s troubled zombie project, World War Z.

    Lindelof says Pitt explained, “‘But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.’” The actor asked him to watch an edit, and told him, “The thing we really need right now is someone who is not burdened by all the history that this thing is inheriting, who can see what we’ve got and tell us how to get to where we need to get.” Lindelof tells Holson the ending was abrupt and incoherent, but more importantly they were missing a large chunk of footage.

    In her revealing report, Holson also speaks to director Marc Forster and Paramount executives Marc Evans and Adam Goodman about the many problems that plagued the set—which included re-writing and reshooting 40 minutes of the film to find a coherent ending—and, most astonishingly, how the budget ballooned to around $200 million.

    While closing down the production in Malta, for instance, the wrap-up crew found a stack of purchase orders related to the cast and extras that had been casually tossed into a desk drawer and forgotten; the amount totaled in the millions of dollars. Marc Evans, president of production at Paramount, was shocked. He calls the overages an “unthinkable action” which needed to be addressed immediately. “It was literally insane. Adam [Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group] and I believed we’d gotten out of Malta good, and I found out we weren’t. That is a nightmare.”

    When it came time to watch the director’s cut, Holson reports, the room was silent. “It was, like, Wow. The ending of our movie doesn’t work,” says Evans. “I believed in that moment we needed to reshoot the movie.” After 10 minutes of polite discussion, everyone left. “We were going to have long, significant discussions to fix this,” he recalls thinking.
    “I said to them, There are two roads to go down here,” says Lindelof. “Is there material that can be written to make that stuff work better? To have it make sense? To have it have emotional stakes? And plot logic and all that? And Road Two, which I think is the long-shot road, is that everything changes after Brad leaves Israel.” That meant throwing out the entire Russian battle scene—or about 12 minutes of footage—and crafting a new ending. “I didn’t think anyone was going to say, ‘Let’s throw it out and try something else,’ ” Lindelof recalls. “So when I gave them those two roads and they sounded more interested in Road B”—which meant shooting an additional 30 to 40 minutes of the movie—“I was like, ‘To be honest with you, good luck selling that to Paramount.’ ”

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  • Minnie

    WWZ biggest flop of the year. this idiot put his money on it too.

  • Minnie

    Is brad pitt still relevant? i’m not a hater or anything just wondering. What has he done since inglorious basterds in 2008? Also what has angie done since changeling in 2008? Why are they still a big deal they are average actors at best. brad is no robert deniro and angie is no meryl. I think leo dicaprio, matt damon, clooney, affleck, hugh jackman, tom cruise are more famous than pitt. just saying. not a hater.

  • African Girl

    His eyes really does twinkle….Lol!
    @ Emma
    Shouldn’t you be elsewhere scouting great talents. .since apparently you know them when you see ‘em, Now off you go, you oh so intelligent scouter you.

  • Minnie

    I dont hate him but there isn’t even 1 movie of his that I was crazy about. I loved Inglorious Basterds but that was because of tarantino, fassbender and christoph waltz. Mr and Mrs Smith was just a lame action movie with cheesey flirting and dialogue. And this movie, with that huge budget they could have come up with something more visually appealing right? from the trailer its another typical save the world, help my family stuff blows up crap….

  • mrst

    Brad, Brad, Brad…God bless the Jolie-Pitts!!!

  • sarah

    Please don’t think I’m being sarcastic or looking for an argument. I have a question that I’ve wanted to ask Brad and Angie fans. Without the name callings, etc. Why is it that Brad and Angie had an affair while Brad was married to another woman. He left that woman and he and Angie flaunted their relationship, even going as far as being on a Magazine cover with a bunch of white/blonde kids running around. Then she was pregnant a few months later. I say this because Lea ann and Eddy get alotttt of hate because they started their affair while he was married. Why was there no backlash for Brad?

  • Phool

    Good Morning ladies:

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Premalee, Josephina, Busted, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, JPS, MIR, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, Tweet, Well, Who, Women Spanish, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Go Figure, Sunny and all the lurkers out there I hope you all have a great day take care God bless .

    I was trying to post on the other thread but comments & share part disappeared altogether ? And just seen a new Brad thread & it has it here may be its my system thats playing up any way so here goes

  • Rose

    @Phool: Good morning Sis, yow are you today? Phool, this is a nice surprise this morning to get a new thread of “The Brad Pitt.” You know this is just going to send the trolls over the edge all day today. What a sad life trolls live, sitting in their basement waiting for Brad and Angelina’s new. As soon as we have BA news, trolls run over here to this thread to post nonsense. I know trolls will be living in he’ll the next two months. Brad will be doing lots of press for WWZ , sucks to be a troll. Phool, do you remember that commercial about EF Hutton? when Brad talks everyone listens. Same thing, when there is news about Brad all the trolls slithered out from under their rocks.

  • Rose

    @ JPS: good morning JPS, how are you today? JPs, you know you will be in trouble now, lol. You provided proof yesterday that Brad and Angelina are still a family. Thanks for posting that link @#2203 from the previous page. I can’t believe Knox is writing and with such good penmanship. I remember he was born just a few years ago. Oh my, time flies. Take care JPS, have a great day.

  • African Girl

    I’m sorry but I have to ask….where have you been all these years?!

  • omg

    The trolls have a new trsck. Trying to discredit Brads work. And tryjng to get fans to believe they are fans. Real fans know that is a great actor, partner and parent. He is gorgeous and relevant. Love the JP’s for real.

  • More lies Sarah

    Sarah- you realize there was NO AFFAIR – even Aniston & her pals said there was NO AFFAIR. Brad simply left – once he was separated, he was free to date and make beautful babies with his sweet Angie (& buy houses & start charites & trusts with her as well). I think there is actual tape of Leann cheating, so that would be the difference right there.

  • African Girl

    Oh oh did Minnie the name changing troll get caught?
    I could have sworn one of the comments with Minnie used to be Neil. Lol!!!!!!

  • @emma/minnie

    Brad is not an over-the-top kind of actor like Cruise nor is he a Brando, DeNiro or Pacino BUT he is a way under rated actor. If you look at his performances in Seven, Benjamin Button, Tree of Life, Babel, etc. he gives solid performances that few actors could carry off. Particularly in BB and Babel. He knows what kind of role works for him and he is great at them. Many of his films are classics and in 50 years or so people will still be watching them and loving them…unlike so many other films out today.

    If you were not blinded by your hate or dislike of him you would see this. There are many actors I don’t care for, but give kudos for good strong performances when they are due. Shame you are so narrow minded as you are missing out on some great film and great acting.

  • Rose

    @Phool: Phool, I see someone here asking a stupid question this morning, “Is Brad Pitt still relevant”? Now Phool, would you take the time out of your busy day to leave a comment on a thread of someone you believe is not relevant? Only a trolls would seek out a thread of someone who is not relevant to them but still take the time to leave a comment.

  • karma

    When wwz debuts with 18 million, Passing Through, jen the hag, anustin, dawne,rose ect etc will not appear by the thread
    well, if there is any news of their obsession jen, if
    hope that the split is announced before and they disappear forever

  • anustin

    no sarah…you are 1 of a shi.t!!!!!! why dont you google ur azzzz to Maniston’s interviews along with her best friend courtny cox .per Maniston….no bad guys”.did u forget Maniston said on live TV “the BERMUDA TRIANGLE”????? its from her lying mouth.she wants to be relevant.

  • female first

    When wwz debuts with 18 million, Passing Through, jen the hag, anustin, dawne ect etc will not appear by the thread
    well, if there is any news of their obsession jen, if
    hope that the split is announced before and they disappear forever

  • anustin

    waves to you”african girl”.LLM,noplace!!!

    good shaking morning to the early birds.phool,rose,susan,dawne.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Gotta take a minute and wave to all the early birds….and Brad, you are, as always, so gorgeous.
    God bless the beautiful JoliePitt family.
    Have a wonderfu day JP fans.

  • Dd

    @sarah: because it was He left “America’s sweetheart” for a ” beautiful woman” and the media wants cat fight until now.

  • http://justjared saira

    Make that THREE comments!!!

  • anustin

    bahahha..female shi.t!!! its deadshi.t out der…eh.come baby,come.we are fans of the ‘jolie-pitt”.be it up or down.unlike ur fuggyston azzz…..u dont support ur fuggy idolniston. yo!i’ll be picking up my 24 bottle of wine on thursday.

  • Phool

    #sarah @ 04/30/2013 at 8:00 am
    I guess after seeing Brads beautiful face you couldn’t stay away like moths to a flame lmao.Listen you little b.ich of a troll before you start asking burning questions about others why don’t you look a little closer to home and towards your own Idol Maniston hmm? Why is it that MANiston had an affair, cheated and broke up a 14 year old relationship with stealing Heidi Bivens boyfriend? Why did Justin and Maniston Flaunt their relationship before Heidi & her family whilst he was still sleeping with Heidi & MANiston at the same time? Why was there no media backlash for MANiston or Justin ? Once you have these answers TROLL GO and post them on your idols thread she needs your support.

  • busted

    Well per usual the name changing trolls are here in a JP thread. They much have some radar when there is Brad or Angie news. Funny how you never see these names again but always on the first page.

    Hey if you don’t want to see WWZ.. don’t. Don’t like Brad fine.. Why the hell do you care so much. 8 years and still whinnying about a divorce. Seriously get a life.. Brad and Angie have a fabulous one.

    So getting this issue. Love his beautiful face..

  • Rose

    @Phool: Hi Phool, the trolls are here early today trying to change the subject, from WWZ to Brad’s life 81/2 years ago. If they can’t get over the Dead End Marriage, then they are doomed to keep repeating the same nonsense. Those FF..RS will try every trick in the book to disrupt this thread. We just have to say, la la la la la, I can’t hear you!!

  • Phool

    Oh Brad see what you do one look at your gorgeous face and all Tickys Trolls come screaming out of the woodwork as if their A$$es were on fire in the words of Charlie Sheen “Brad you are Wining”

  • Rose

    @busted: The reason the trolls care so much about Brad is because they know Brad was the best man Ticky ever had and will never have again…. That drives the Bs nuts. Who in their right mind worry about someone else’s busted 10 year old marriage. Jen hens never talks about squigs because they know he cannot hold Brad’s Jack strap.

  • Phool

    @Rose How are you my dear please bear with me I will post later on just typing replies from previous thread was going to post there but my “comments & share section” is not showing at all only blank space god knows why ? it was just by chance that I went on Jared’s Main page that saw Brads new Post appear so posted quickly here. Ironic isn’t it Trolls always beat us to it so predictable also its so called first time posters with burning questions but don’t stay long enough to get their a$$es handed on the plate to them.

  • Phool

    Hi Anustin How are you? Or should I say how Is the “Vajtastic one” that i so dearly call yes I say that with love lol.

  • Rose

    Good morning to the great Jolie Pitts fans wherever you are; big shout out to Phool, Susan, Dawne, busted Passing Through, Love The Jolie Pitts, JTH, QQQQ, CLINIQUA, ground control, Jaye, FYI 12, Go Figure!!, Lylian, Premalee, Shi Baby, Yoco, hmmm, Wonderbust, a Lurker, vickifromtexas, Awwww, Just Lurking, Briseis, Andu, AWHOTHAT, JP fan, Bizzy Bee, Sunny, Valis 202, Ne’er, Anustin, Tish, Guest, plez, juju, and all fans lurning, have a wonderful day.

  • sarah

    I don’t know if I should laugh at some of your comments, feel bad for some of you because it’s obvious you’re having trouble distinguishing reality and the world of make belief that are movies or to flag for bullying. I asked a question because I have been curious. And was attacked. Seek help and please try and remember stalking celebs is wrong, they’re humans who play people on TV/Movies/etc.

  • anustin

    lol..dont laugh,dont cry.just stand in the middle of a moving train…….fans of the jolie-pitt are fine,been here since 8-9 years.dunno wer ur azzz……

  • female first

    Brad Pitt covers Vanity Fair’s June issue, VF says ‘WWZ’ could be a total disaster

    Brad Pitt covers the June issue of Vanity Fair. The cover shot is freaking me out a little bit. It’s not that Brad looks bad or anything, it just feels like they Photoshopped his eyes or something. He looks sort of like a zombie – which might be on purpose, considering the cover story doesn’t seem to be a straight-forward celebrity profile, but rather a profile of how much it cost to make World War Z and how difficult it was for everyone involved. Brad has put a lot of his Hollywood power on the line, and I’m sure he’s lost professional friendships because of World War Z. Will it be worth it in the end? Will WWZ end up making money? Also: there are some concerns that Brad didn’t even sit down for a photoshoot with VF, that this is an outtake from a photoshoot he did with the New York Times two years ago. Well… at least it’s not a dead celebrity. Here’s the VF cover story excerpt:

    [From Vanity Fair]

    I am pretty interested in reading this just because we’ve spent the past two years talking about the disastrous production and all of the angst and drama that came along with trying to film the unfilmable story. I think it’s interesting that this excerpt doesn’t include any quotes from director Marc Forster, or even anyone giving his point of view. That’s probably because Forster is being thrown under the bus. NY Magazine reported last year that Brad wasn’t even speaking to Marc when it got time for the reshoots, and that everyone’s nerves were frayed and Marc got a lot of the blame for it.

  • female first

    Jess says:
    April 30, 2013 at 8:28 am
    It really sounds like it’s going to be a mess. Maybe an interesting or enjoyable mess, but a mess nonetheless. I feel bad for Forster as nothing I’ve read suggests he was ever really running the show. It just seems like he was a director for hire in regards to this particular film, but if it’s a disaster apparently it’s all on him.

    That cover is dreadful. If you have a blurred background, the subject should be in sharp focus (as shown in the second pic). Brad has a lot of lines at this point, so if you aren’t willing to put that on the cover, choose a softer photo rather than haphazardly (and obviously; was the person who did this new to airbrushing?) blurring out wrinkles.

    Sade says:
    April 30, 2013 at 8:50 am
    Yep, this will be a mess. The only question is will it be a “Waterworld” mess or a “Godzilla” mess. You know a film sucks when the marketting strategy is to talk down expectations. Lol.

    After Tree of Life, my girlfriends and I swore to boycott Brad Pitt forever, but i may find a pirated copy to gauge how bad it really is,

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    evyn says:
    April 30, 2013 at 9:04 am
    You forgot “Battleship.”

    Hopefully, the movie will turn out alright. They had the same doom and gloom predictions for “Titanic.”
    Unfortunately, WWZ is opening the same day as Pixar’s “Monster University.”

  • female first

    NM9005 says:
    April 30, 2013 at 9:06 am
    Mess indeed. The expectations for the opening numbers aren’t that high either. The pushed back dates said a lot. It only went downhill from there on (the Hollywood Reporter’s articles on the production mess). And sorry but Pitt thinking that Lindelof of all people was a good choice, damn what is wrong with his decision making skills?! Even Lindelof can see it’s a mess, that is very telling.

    And now the talking down expectations…oh dear. Plus, with all the good films coming up (and IM 3 smashing the BO), I predict a flop or mediocre opening compared to other films despite Pitt’s star power. He’s up against Man of Steel and Box Office Mojo predicts it will hurt the numbers of WWZ.

  • anustin

    lmao…no more readers on female shi.ts eh.hehehehe.loza!

    hello phool,my vajstastic is off to work.thanks baby.see ya’.

  • Dc

    He looks soooo good! Counting down the days to when it comes out.

  • Rose

    @Love the JoliePitts: good morning my dear Love, hope you are doing great today. I want to thank you for that beautiful shout out for me last night. Love you are really a beautiful person. I’ll give you a rundown of what went on in Court on Wednesday night. Hope I have lots of new info to share with you. I have to go now, must water my flowers :-), also it’s going to be a beautiful day today. Take care Love.

  • female first


    ON APRIL 27, 2013

    This week, Pixar’s Monsters University and Brad Pitt’s World War Z have been added to our Long Range Forecast. Both are currently slated to open on Friday, June 21.

    Monsters University


    - Monsters, Inc. was a big hit back in 2001, when it grossed $255.87 million in its initial run (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).
    - The film will have the added benefit of higher priced 3D admissions this time around.

    Pitt cannot with pixar

  • female first

    Long Term Projections

    Iron Man 3 $156,000,000 $375,000,000
    Star Trek Into Darkness $125,000,000 $335,000,000
    Man of Steel $108,000,000 $325,000,000
    Fast & Furious 6 $105,000,000 $215,000,000
    The Hangover Part III $88,000,000 $200,000,000
    Monsters University $75,000,000 $260,000,000
    World War Z $40,000,000 $105,000,000
    After Earth $37,000,000 $105,000,000
    Epic $33,000,000 $95,000,000
    The Great Gatsby (2013) $30,000,000 $87,000,000
    This Is The End $28,000,000 $97,000,000
    Now You See Me $16,000,000 $50,000,000
    The Internship $15,000,000 $42,000,000
    The Purge $14,000,000 $35,000,000
    Tyler Perry Presents Peeples

  • female first

    Can Pitt be ruined economically after this disaster?

    to be continued…

  • Rose

    @anustin: Hi Anustin, how are you my dear. It would appears there is no one on FF site for the trolls to communicate with. therefore, they are running over here to try to disrupt this thread with a 10 year old rumor. Why can’t these hens get over Brad? The trolls are only proving that Brad is in a class By himself. too bad Ticky did not know how to treat a man, now Brad has a woman who knows how to treat a man, gave him 6 beautiful children he adores and he is in love with their mother.

  • Dakota

    What a gorgeous picture of Brad Pitt. World War Z is going to be huge. Brad is very picky with the roles he accepts. His career is at the top of the game.

  • Rose

    To the crazy one: la la la la la la la la la, we can’t hear you!!!!