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A-list treat for extras on World War Z movie

June 27, 2013

YellowBrix

www.westbriton.co.uk/buyaphoto EXTRAS who filmed with Brad Pitt on his zombie blockbuster World War Z in Falmouth got a chance to feel like stars with a special screening at the town's cinema.

Merlin Cinemas worked with Paramount Pictures to put on the Cornish premiere of the big-budget Hollywood film a day before its official release.

Local Geoff Robe, who featured in the film, was one of the key organisers of the screening and got a round of applause before it started.

Filming took place two years ago and about 500 locals were cast as extras.

Part of the filming took place inside the docks, on board RFA Argus and the SD Salmoor, an admiralty salvage vessel.

Mr Robe said: We had a fantastic time at the screening. The majority of us loved it. I spotted myself three times.

The horror fans were complaining about the lack of gore, but the special effects were amazing and it was heart-stoppingly tense.

We did spot ourselves and thankfully the Falmouth stuff is there, apart from a short scene on a frozen Russian refugee ship which was cut.

And he said the RFA Argus featured well.

It was great to see all our hard work pay off.

The screening was a sellout.

Among those attending were Rebecca Hutton, who worked quite closely alongside Pitt during filming, and Rebecca Miller, who shared a lift with the star and was chosen to be in the United Nations scene.

Ben Hart, who spotted himself in the trailer.

Extras Geoff Robe and Jason Gregg.

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