http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5082358.stm 'Pitt beats DiCaprio' in film bid Pitt recently starred in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film Babel Brad Pitt has beaten Leonardo DiCaprio in a bidding war for the film rights to zombie book World War Z, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Pitt's production company Plan B and studio Paramount Pictures competed with DiCaprio's firm Applan Way, backed by Warner Bros, the report said. Max Brooks's novel is set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic and is due to be published this autumn. It follows the success of Brooks' 2003 book Zombie Survival Guide. It was not revealed how much Plan B and Paramount paid for the rights. DiCaprio will soon be seen in The Departed, a crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Pitt and Plan B. And Pitt is due to play Jesse James in an upcoming Hollywood movie about the legendary outlaw.