Fox, Harris Join “World War Z”

Matthew Fox, Ed Harris and French actress Julia Levy-Boeken are in talks to join Marc Forster’s “World War Z” for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions says Deadline.

An adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, the story looks back on a global zombie infestation ten years after the epidemic. Brad Pitt, Mirielle Enos and James Badge Dale also star.

‘World’ begins production this month after a long period in which Paramount struggled with the $125 million budget. With the studio needing to fill a gap in its Summer 2012 schedule that will likely happen when “Star Trek 2” moves, WWZ is now looking like a viable alternative.