Brad Pitt surprises fans at "World War Z" screening in New Jersey

Actor Brad Pitt speaks at a Paramount Pictures presentation to promote his upcoming film "World War Z" during CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 15, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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Moviegoers in New Jersey got a little taste of Hollywood on Wednesday night.

Brad Pitt surprised fans by dropping by a late-night advance screening of his upcoming zombie drama, "World War Z," in the city of Hoboken.

Dressed in all black with his long hair pulled back, the 49-year-old star addressed the crowd before the film began.

"Thank you all for coming out," he can be heard saying in a video shot by one of the attendees. "I know it's late, and we really appreciate it...Today we came out to show the film for the people we made it for -- our fans!"

"We said, 'Well, there's no other place better than Jersey!'" he continued, as the crowd cheered. "We've got T-shirts for everyone, and we've got a massive film for you. It's epic, it's scary as hell, and I guarantee you it's the most intense thing you're gonna see all summer."

That same night, Pitt was on the other side of the Hudson River promoting the film in New York City. According to People, he attended a "star-packed" screening at the Museum of Modern Art. An afterparty followed at the 21 Club.

"World War Z" arrives in theaters on June 21.