HOLLYWOOD star Brad Pitt was in Hayes last week to film scenes for a horror movie.
The Academy Award-nominated actor was reshooting parts of the zombie epic, World War Z.
The filming, at locations near the United Biscuits and Heinz offices off Hayes End Road, started on Thursday last week, and wrapped up over the weekend.
As rumours of the shoot spread and were confirmed, Twitter erupted with messages from excited users. Some even reported sightings of Pitt and posted pictures.
One user, Francesca Browne, said photographs she had taken of the actor standing outside her house had been bought by the film’s distributors, Paramount Pictures. She warned people who re-tweeted the images to delete their posts.
Pitt even popped in to Tommy Flynn’s Bar and Diner, in Wood End Green Road, Hayes, on Thursday last week for a meal.
Bar manager James Kilcullen told the Gazette: “I had a few words with him and he was very nice. He stayed for about 40 minutes, and he complimented our food and tipped the servers.
“He had security people with him, and they didn’t allow any photos.
“He had a few more wrinkles than when you see him in the movies, but I guess that’s to be expected."
The trailer for World War Z, a post-apocalyptic horror film was released the week before last. Pitt plays a United Nations employee trying to worker trying to stop a zombie outbreak.
The film release was due before the end of the year but has been put back to June.