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Glasgow welcomes Pitt blockbuster

The cast and crew of a blockbuster film starring Brad Pitt will be on location in Scotland's biggest city for the next fortnight.

Zombie movie World War Z will be filmed in George Square and other Glasgow city centre locations.

Glasgow City Council said the production will involve almost 1,200 people when on location and the impact on the local economy is likely to be in excess of £2 million.

Glasgow Film Office has been working with the production over the past few months to help secure locations in the city and co-ordinating arrangements with council departments and other public bodies to ensure minimal impact on normal business and access.

A number of road closures will come into effect from today, with full details available on the council's website.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "We are ready to welcome the World War Z production to Glasgow. There is great anticipation in the city ahead of such a huge film coming here."

The film is based on Max Brooks' 2006 novel World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War, which is set in the US city of Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies.

It is due to be released next year.

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