With just six days to go until the start of the Invictus Games, the cast of Fury are the latest to show their support for the international sporting event for wounded warriors. Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal recorded a message to camera with writer-director David Ayer as they called on members of the public to get behind the Games and support the competitors.
The Hollywood stars also told of their excitement for the Invictus Games and issued a challenge to the British Armed Forces team to “bring it on.”
The Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, were launched by Prince Harry earlier this year and will be held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Members of the public still have a chance to see the competitors in action. Some of the sports and sessions have now sold out but for those that still want to attend the Games next week, tickets cost just £12.85 and can be purchased from www.invictusgames.org/ticket-info.
Corie Mapp, who was a Lance Corporal in the Household Cavalry and has been selected for the British Armed Forces Sitting Volleyball team, was injured in 2010 by an IED blast in Afghanistan and lost both legs below the knee. He said “It’s amazing to see that we have the support of Hollywood stars for the Invictus Games, it makes all the difference knowing we have them cheering us on. It’s now less than a week away and I really want the British public to come out in their thousands to cheer us on. And here’s our message back to the cast of Fury: we accept the challenge USA, we’ll be bringing it!”
Pitt, Lerman, Bernthal and Ayer, recorded the message at the Tank Museum at Bovington last week when the cast were in to promote their new movie Fury, released in the UK on 22 October 2014. The film is set in April, 1945, and sees the Allies make their final push in Europe. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly 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.
Brad Pitt, cast as the army sergeant Wardaddy, says in the message: “We wanted to show our support for the Invictus Games and our wounded warriors”.
The full message can be viewed on and tickets for the sporting events are available at www.invictusgames.org/ticket-info .
The Invictus Games are being organised with the support and backing of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence. It will see more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, from 13 nations, competing at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, thanks to the Mayor of London, the London Legacy Development Corporation, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, DCMS and Sport England.