Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to Star in ‘By the Sea’; Jolie Directing

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Despite forming under tough circumstances – it’s not usually advised to start another long-lasting relationship while one is already married – the A-list power couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has stood the test of time. With their union approaching a full decade soon, it seems appropriate that “Brangelina” is now set to share the screen for only the second time. Unlike Pitt and Jolie’s first co-starring effort – the 2005 action/comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith - Universal’s By the Sea will be a character-driven drama, and is set to be directed by Jolie herself.

In addition to directing, Jolie will also write, produce and co-star in By the Sea, with Pitt also producing. Outside of the fact that it will be a low-key, intimate drama about a couple’s relationship, very little is known about By the Sea’s plot. That said, the fact that the film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will likely be enough to convince many people to make the journey out to their local theater.

It will be interesting to see if the couple retains the famously fiery level of chemistry present between them in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which is widely known for being the film that they first met on. Reports have often conflicted as to whether Pitt and Jolie first became an item during Smith’s production, but their obvious attraction to each other smolders throughout every frame of film. One wonders whether that same on-screen spark will still be on display nearly ten years (and multiple kids) later.

Angelina Jolie on the set of In the Land of Blood and Honey Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to Star in By the Sea; Jolie Directing

By the Sea will mark Jolie’s third directorial effort, her first being the 2011 drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, which was set during the Bosnian War. Unbroken, Jolie’s second venture behind the camera, is still in post-production. It serves as a biopic of Olympic runner turned Air Force bombardier Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.

One notable change going into By the Sea is that the film will mark Jolie’s first ever self-directed performance, which is always a risky endeavor. Starring in a film can be an incredibly time-consuming, mentally-draining process; directing a film is arguably even more stressful. Doing both jobs well at the same time is a feat that has certainly been accomplished quite a few times, but it’s also something that has gone horribly wrong just as often. Perhaps Jolie should ask her and Brad’s buddy George Clooney for advice on how it’s done.

By the Sea has no current release date.

Source: The Wrap

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  1. Iam still waiting on mr and mrs smith 2, this drama will
    Get on my redbox list. Bring the smiths back…

    • Agreed. Mr and Mrs Smith was surprisingly good.

      • Yes, a sequel to Mr & Mrs Smith would be cool.

  2. I don’t know how to express better what I feel and think. Jolie says that “By the Sea” brought her closer to her husband, Pitt. Of course it did, for her! She is trying hard to revitalize that sparkle which existed in 2005 when they first met on set for Mrs. / Mr. Smith, a joke I would not call film. I never liked it, it was too much of Jolie’s sexuality, it was not a comedy, nor a drama, not even action: simply CRAP. But in this crap they both fell for each other, I may say that they had a hormonal hit. The result? Pitt left Aniston and moved in with Jolie. But “sparkles” don’t last, that is the thing. And here they are: Brad Pitt, loved by everybody, in the peak of his career held back by Jolie’s selfishness, jealousy, stubbornness. Pitt acts on a daily basis “the perfect husband and Dad” and he is tired. Now comes Angie with her petty project, written by her, directed by her, a so called love story of a dancer (Jolie) and a writer – Pitt. This is more couple therapy than film. A true love story I swa in “the curious case of Benjamin Button”, where Pitt and Cate Blanchett played wonderfully. But also, between them, the true flame of feelings in their eyes, made the story real: they both knew that it is an impossible love, Cate is way too intelligent not to realize that what they played was kindly mirrored in real life. Both married, both parents, but THEY HAD A GREAT STORY ON SET. Jolie will never have Pitt totally. Jolie should not hold him back. Let Pitt free, woman!