Madrid: Actor Brad Pitt has been hailed as a hero after saving a young girl from being crushed by a crowd of film lovers who had assembled to watch filming of his latest movie, "Allied". Pitt rushed to her rescue as a huge crowd gathered to watch him shoot in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands, reports mirror.co.uk. The drama unfolded when hundreds of fans rushed forward to take photographs and selfies of Pitt, who plays intelligence officer Max Vatan embarking on a risky mission behind enemy lines in "Allied". Spanish newspaper Canarias7.es reported the girl was in danger of being crushed against a security barrier but no one noticed, except Pitt, who leaped into action and helped her. He grabbed hold of the girl and with the help of his bodyguards, lifted her to safety and on to the road before making sure she was safe and well with her mother. Shooting of the film, set in World War II, started in London but the entire crew has travelled out to the Canaries for scenes in both Gran Canaria and neighbouring Fuerteventura.