Hollywood’s power couple is set to reunite on the big screen!
Since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Universal Pictures announced on Friday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be co-starring in the character-driven drama By the Sea. Apart from playing the leading role, Jolie wrote the script and will direct the film, to be produced by Pitt, whose Plan B Entertainment most recently produced 12 Years a Slave and HBO’s The Normal Heart.
“I am very happy to continue my relationship with [Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley] and the entire Universal team as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By The Sea, ” Jolie said in a statement. “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.”
Jolie told E! Newsback in 2012 that she and Pitt had “an idea” for a movie they’d like to do together. She referred to the finished product in May, saying, “I wrote something a few years ago for Brad and me. Just for fun. Just an independent little art piece. Because we don’t get to do those as much as we’d like. But it’s something really small and experimental.”