Brad Pitt War Drama To Close London Festival
Brad Pitt's World War Two drama Fury is to close this year's London Film Festival.
The 50-year-old star, who plays a battle-hardened army sergeant in the film, will walk the red carpet at its European premiere in London on October 19.
He will be joined by director David Ayer, who also wrote the film. Ayer described the decision as a "great honour" and added: "It's a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film.
"The fields of Oxfordshire and Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire were our home for 12 weeks last year, so it's something of a homecoming for us to present the movie at its European premiere. I'm thrilled that festival audiences will be among the first in Europe to see it."
Set in 1945, Fury - which will be released nationwide on October 24 - also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal as an American crew embarking on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
The festival's director Clare Stewart said: "Fury is a resounding cinematic achievement. Rarely is a film so successful at balancing the human drama of war with such thrilling action sequences."
The 58th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 8 to October 19.
The festival's full line-up will be announced on September 3.