Brad Pitt'sOscar tipped World War II dramaFuryis to close the 2014 London Film Festival. Pitt will attend the screening - which will also serve as the movie's premiere - on October 19, along with director David Ayer.

FuryBrad Pitt and his team in 'Fury'

Set in 1945, the movie tells the story of an army sergeant named Wardaddy who takes command of a tank crew for a mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Clare Stewart, director of the London Film Festival, described Fury as "a resounding cinematic achievement" that would bring this year's event "to a monumental close".

"Rarely is a film so successful at balancing the human drama of war with such thrilling action sequences," she added.

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"The fields of Oxfordshire and Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire were our home for 12 weeks last year, so it's something of a homecoming for us to present the movie at its European premiere," said Ayer this week.

"I'm thrilled that festival audiences will be among the first in Europe to see it."

Fury co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena.

The London Film Festival will open on October 8 with The Imitation Game - another World War II movie about the code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. 

Watch the trailer for 'Fury':