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Entertainment of Monday, 7 October 2013

Source: Prime News Ghana

Ghanaian-born actress Sarah Amankwah stars in Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’

An actress of Ghanaian descent, Sarah Amankwah, is part of the cast of the hit Box Office apocalyptic movie, World War Z.

Amankwah stars alongside Brad Pitt, who plays lead, David Morse, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken and Matthew Fox.

A known stage drama name, her credits include 24 Hour Plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Six Characters In Search of an Author, and Sacrifice. She also played the lead role of Annabella ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore for the Globe Theatre.

She has recently been seen in Tamba Tamba for Tiata Fahodzi, and is a member of the Imaginarium In-House Repertory Company.

Amankwah is currently playing Shenzi in the West End production of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.

Released in June this year, World War Z is a British-American movie directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks.

It is the story of a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie-like pandemic.

Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights in 2007 and Forster was approached to direct. In 2009, Carnahan was hired to rewrite the script to the film.

Filming began in July 2011 in Malta on an estimated $125 million budget, before moving to Glasgow in August 2011 and Budapest in October 2011.

Originally set for a December 2012 release, the production suffered some setbacks. In June 2012, the film’s release date was pushed back and the crew returned to its Budapest location for seven weeks of additional shooting.

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