From Bournemouth Echo: “An exhibition showcasing Bovington Tank Museum’s “integral” role in Brad Pitt’s latest Hollywood Second World War blockbuster is just days from opening.
The museum’s ‘Fury’ exhibition, named after David Ayer’s forthcoming war film, gives fans the chance to get up close and personal with two of the £80 million movie’s heavyweight stars.
A-list heartthrob Brad Pitt was cast alongside two of the museum’s most popular exhibits – the world’s only working Tiger 131 battle tank and the eponymous Fury Sherman M4.
Pitt travelled to Dorset earlier this year to promote the film, which will be released across the UK two days after the Tank Museum’s ‘Fury’ exhibition opens on October 20.
Museum director Richard Smith said: “Taking centre stage will be the Sherman M4 that is the Fury tank, alongside imagery and footage directly from the film.
“This exhibition will give an insight into the issues the museum faced when using some of our historic collection and what it was like for our staff on the set of a big budget, Hollywood movie.
“Other highlights include props straight from the set, all kindly donated by Norman Productions.”
The film is set during the last month of World War II in April 1945, as the Allies made their final push into Nazi Germany.
Wardaddy, a sergeant in the 2nd Armoured Division commands a M4 Sherman Tank and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Logan Lerman.
Pitt got behind the controls of a tank at Bovington last year in preparation for the movie.”