What's the secret of a good relationship? Honesty? Similarity? Copious amounts of time spent rolling around under the covers? Well, for Hollywood's royal couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it could be the ability to work together without killing each other.
Of course, we all know Pitt and Jolie originally hooked up when appearing together in Mr & Mrs Smith, but now the couple will once again reunite on screen in a new movie to be directed by Jolie, By The Sea. Pitt is down to take the lead, and it also appears Jolie will co-star in the 'intimate, character driven drama' . Here's the full press release below:
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, July 18, 2014—Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, By The Sea, written and to be directed by Jolie, it was announced today by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures.
The intimate, character-driven drama stars Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project.
Jolie is currently in post-production on Unbroken, an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.
Jolie made her feature directorial debut on In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the Bosnian War, which received a Golden Globe nomination.
Angelina Jolie commented, “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By The Sea. They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
“Angelina continues to showcase her extraordinary storytelling abilities in front of and behind the camera and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with her on By the Sea,” said Langley. “Angelina and Brad represent two of Hollywood’s brightest talents and we are excited to be a part of their collaboration on this powerful piece.”
Since Mr & Mrs Smith, I think it's fair to say the tastes and artistic endeavors of Jolie and Pitt have matured a bit. Both appear to be taking on more and more serious films ( [Maleficent](movie:39352) might be an exception), especially with Jolie directing upcoming prisoner of war biopic, [Unbroken](movie:791899) . The story of By The Sea is still relatively under-wraps, but do you think we'll be seeing more raunchy scenes like this?
I've always thought working with your significant other in a high-stress environment would be a recipe for disaster, but it seems the concept doesn't daunt Pitt or Jolie.
Are you excited to see Jolie and Pitt back on screen together?