Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially acting together again. It is the first time the two will star opposite each other in a movie since the 2005 blockbuster hit Mr. and Mrs Smith.
This is something that many people have waited to see happen. The set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith was where the two met. It was shortly after this that Pitt and Jennifer Anniston divorced and he then announced his relationship with Jolie. Flash forward nine years later and the two are finally talking marriage. However, the exciting part is that they are acting together again.
The new movie is very different to most movies the two have starred in. To start with, it is not an action movie. By the Sea is a romantic story that is all character-driven. It is also an smaller movie, written and directed by the Tomb Raider star. The duo will also co-produce the movie together.
This will not be the first movie that the Maleficent actress is direct. She is currently working on Unbroken with Universal Studios. Donna Langley, Universal Picture’s co-chairman, will join Jolie again for By the Sea, which is something the 39-year-old actress is looking forward to.
There are currently no plans for the rest of the family to join in yet, but it does not take away from the excitement of Pitt and Jolie acting together again. The two have excellent on-screen chemistry and are excellent actors in their own right.
It does seem like the movie has been in the planning stages for some time. In 2012, the Salt actress admitted that she was writing a script for her and her Troy fiance to work on together. It was just a small independent film, but something that she was looking forward to and having fun with it.
The best part of writing it for the two of them is that their chemistry together and natural personalities can be taken into account. It will make the story-telling even more realistic, even though neither need much of a helping hand in this area. With Jolie writing it, there is also the element that she knows her and her fiancé’s personalities perfectly. She knows each other’s quips and will be able to bring some of their real relationship into the story-telling.
She did admit that the new film is “small and experimental.” It is the first time she has done anything like this, but it really looking forward to it.
It is an exciting time for fans of the couple. While it is not quite a wedding, it is something that many have looked forward to since the days of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The two act together extremely well, and will definitely be able to bring out all the chemistry for By the Sea. Some will hope that it will be a whole family affair, but acting is not something either want to push onto their children. Fans may just have to deal with just Jolie and Pitt on the screen, but at least they are acting together again.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham