James Badge Dale Joins “World War Z”

James Badge Dale (“24,” “Rubicon,” “The Pacific”) has joined the cast of the zombie apocalyptic thriller “World War Z” at Paramount Pictures reports Showblitz.

Based on the novel by Max Brooks, Brad Pitt plays a U.N. Postwar Commissions researcher tasked with finding a cure for the human race ten years after the disease has infected Earth.

Dale will play an American soldier who is the first to report this planet-consuming zombie epidemic to government officials.

Marc Forester directs the project which begins production later this year.