Category: Films

Fury: New York Photo Call & Premiere photos (14th October 2014)

Photos of Brad at the Fury New York photo call and premiere on the 14th October have been added to the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2014> Fury press conference – 14th October 2014 – Tribeca Grill, New York City

Public Appearances > 2014> Fury New York Premiere – 14th October 2014 – DGA Theater, New York City

Get up close to tanks from Brad Pitt blockbuster ‘Fury ‘at new exhibition

From Bournemouth Echo: “An exhibition showcasing Bovington Tank Museum’s “integral” role in Brad Pitt’s latest Hollywood Second World War blockbuster is just days from opening.

The museum’s ‘Fury’ exhibition, named after David Ayer’s forthcoming war film, gives fans the chance to get up close and personal with two of the £80 million movie’s heavyweight stars.

A-list heartthrob Brad Pitt was cast alongside two of the museum’s most popular exhibits – the world’s only working Tiger 131 battle tank and the eponymous Fury Sherman M4.

Pitt travelled to Dorset earlier this year to promote the film, which will be released across the UK two days after the Tank Museum’s ‘Fury’ exhibition opens on October 20.

Museum director Richard Smith said: “Taking centre stage will be the Sherman M4 that is the Fury tank, alongside imagery and footage directly from the film.

“This exhibition will give an insight into the issues the museum faced when using some of our historic collection and what it was like for our staff on the set of a big budget, Hollywood movie.

“Other highlights include props straight from the set, all kindly donated by Norman Productions.”

The film is set during the last month of World War II in April 1945, as the Allies made their final push into Nazi Germany.

Wardaddy, a sergeant in the 2nd Armoured Division commands a M4 Sherman Tank and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Logan Lerman.

Pitt got behind the controls of a tank at Bovington last year in preparation for the movie.”

Tank Museum reflects on brush with Brad Pitt as Fury gets set for London Film Festival

From Culture 24: “David Ayer, the Director of new Brad Pitt film Fury, says the cast’s return to England will be a “homecoming” after borrowing blockbuster tanks from a much-loved museum.

When Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf re-enact the heroics of a daring US Army tank crew during the final month of World War II in the forthcoming blockbuster Fury, theirs will also be the first contemporary film to use a genuine Tiger tank, loaned from the receptive Tank Museum in Dorset.

Curators at the museum say writer-director David Ayer was determined to make the film “as historically accurate as possible” when he originally contacted the collection in Bovington, which welcomed Pitt and a few of his fellow cast members last month. They toured a display which includes the Tiger 131 tank loaned to the set for two weeks.

In an unprecedented agreement, the museum also allowed its Sherman to act as the “hero” tank for the film, clashing with the Tiger in scenes portraying the Allies behind German lines at the end of the war.

“We hear how well the British film industry is doing and, having seen those skills at work on the set, it was fantastic to realise that the collection here is part of that success,” said David Willey, the museum’s Curator, who saw the cast visit the ranges at Lulworth, where they witnessed modern British Army tanks in action.

“With our unrivalled collection, our contacts and staff we were an obvious choice for the filmmakers to consult. After witnessing the care and attention that has gone in to making this war film, we really look forward to seeing the end results.”

The film was shot in Oxfordshire late last year, when staff from the museum cared for the vehicles and stayed on set with a recovery tank in case of breakdowns.

Pitt’s battle-hardened army sergeant, Wardaddy, commands a Sherman and her five-man crew on a deadly mission in Ayer’s script, facing overwhelming odds against enemies who outnumber and outgun them.

The actor’s previous film set in World War II, 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, grossed more than $321 million worldwide.

The film will also close this year’s London Film Festival in a finale at Odeon Leicester Square in October which will offer fans an early chance to see it.

“Rarely is a film so successful at balancing the human drama of war with such thrilling action sequences,” said Clare Stewart, the Director of the festival for the British Film Institute, calling Fury a “resounding cinematic achievement.”

“We look forward to welcoming David Ayer and Brad Pitt to London as we draw the 58th festival to a monumental close.”

Ayer said the closing night celebration would be “a great honour”.

“It’s a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film,” he reflected.

“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.””