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Brad Pitt repents for pet projects with 'World War Z' trailer

November 09, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Brad Pitt stars in the upcoming zombie epic "World War Z."
Brad Pitt stars in the upcoming zombie epic "World War Z." (Jaap Buitendijk / Paramount…)

That's more like it, Brad Pitt.

After a widely panned perfume campaign and a furniture collection received with apprehension, Mr. Angelina Jolie finally gets back in his lane: A trailer for his upcoming zombie epic "World War Z" hit the Web on Friday.

Playing a husband and father of two, Pitt's just making his way through gridlock (watch the trailer below) before the apocalyptic overtones begin: explosions, helicopters and the life-threatening fare these blockbusters bring.

Anchored by the dramatic chops of female lead Mireille Enos, and the masses of zombified citizens that remind us of the trembling creeps in "I Am Legend," the trailer serves as a necessary reminder of what Brad does best: save the world, looking good doing it. 

Pitt's Chanel No. 5 spot, a stark and brooding work of stream-of-consciousness adjectives for, um, perfume, was the subject of "SNL" and Conan O'Brien spoof sketches, and a favorite Halloween costume for Hollywood types.

His recently revealed furniture collection, made with designer Frank Pollaro, was also criticized for its look and price point.

But now is a time for forgiveness. Just swat away the undead, and we'll start over again.

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