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Brad Pitt saves 'World War Z' extra from being trampled on set

August 27, 2011 |  1:51 pm

Brad Pitt saved a woman on the World War Z set

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt to the rescue: After saving a woman from being trampled on the set of "World War Z," the actor is being hailed as a hero.

Things took a dangerous turn during a chaotic, 700-person zombie-invasion scene in Glasgow, Scotland’s George Square. An extra slipped during filming Wednesday and Pitt stopped to pick her up, saving her from being trampled in the street, the Scottish Sun reports.

"Lots of people hurt themselves, and Brad came to the rescue of a woman who slipped," an insider told the paper. "I don't think she could believe it when Brad picked her up.

"He didn't have time to speak to her as it was mid-shoot. But she said afterwards how grateful she was, despite having a badly grazed knee."

According to the Sun source, Pitt and director Marc Forster were growing "slightly concerned" about the number of injuries that have occurred over the course of filming the action thriller. During the Wednesday battle scene, "loads of extras suffered bumps and scrapes," the source said, adding that during a safety talk, everyone was urged to be as careful as possible.

The apocalyptic action movie, due out in 2012, follows Pitt's character Gerry Lane, a United Nations employee who travels the world in hopes of stopping the zombie pandemic before it's too late. Looks like the actor playing Lane is a real-life hero as well.

[For the record, 5:20 p.m. Aug. 27: This post originally named Peter Mullan as the "World War Z" director. Marc Forster is the director; actor-director Mullan was spotted visiting the George Square set.]

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Photo: Brad Pitt, center, runs with a girl who appears to be his on-screen daughter -- not the extra he helped after she slipped -- during the filming of zombie movie "World War Z" in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday. Credit: David Moir / Reuters

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