The Killing’s Mireille Enos Joins World War Z

Mireille Enos, star of The Killing, has joined the cast of World War Z. Marc Foster‘s upcoming horror flick can go into production as soon as next month and the director is quickly trying to assemble a cast. Enos is the second name to join the film and she’ll be playing Karin Lane. Lane is the wife of Brad Pitt‘s character Gerard Lane.

The film is based on the Max Brooks novel of the same name and tells the story of a zombie war. The movie almost didn’t get made when it ran into financial troubles but now things are back on track. With the two leads cast, you can expect them to start filling out the supporting roles very shortly.

I’ve really only become familiar with Enos since I started watching The Killing but she’s quite good in the show. It looks like she’s finally getting some recognition which is great. She’s a very talented actress and I’m hoping she snags some more big film roles. And it’s likely she will, especially after appearing in World War Z.

For those unfamiliar with the novel, the plot summary is as follows:

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. ‘World War Z’ is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

“Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.”