Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt May Team for New Movie Written by Jolie

Published 12 months ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 2:09 pm,

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In 2005, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt co-starred in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, an action/comedy about a husband and wife whose dull marriage gets injected with fresh life when they each discover the other is a secret assassin working for a competing agency. The rest, as they say, is history; Jolie and Pitt’s onscreen chemistry helped make the film a success, before they got together in real life and have since become one of the most famous celebrity power-duos currently active in the biz.

Jolie has played the action star a few times since then and returns to the spotlight as the lead in Disney’s Maleficent later this month, but the Oscar-winner has already started to branch out into directing movies as well. Similarly, in recent years Pitt has begun serving as a key producer on more and more of the films he appears in, be it auteur fare like Tree of Life or studio tentpole World War Z; he’s even an Oscar-winning producer now, thanks to his behind the scenes involvement with getting 12 Years a Slave made.

Now, Jolie and Pitt are looking to collaborate on a new film – one which makes use of them as both stars and offscreen contributors. Deadline is reporting that Jolie and Pitt are in early talks to star in a new movie together, drawing from an original screenplay that Jolie has written. The project is so early in development that, for the time being, plot details remain firmly under wraps. However, it’s fair to presume that Pitt will also be producing the feature, while this seems like an obvious project for Jolie to direct.

Unbroken – Jolie’s sophomore turn as director – arrives in theaters this Christmas, giving it a prime release date spot in the forthcoming awards season. The true-story based drama, which tells the tale of Olympian-turned WWII soldier and then POW Louis Zamperini, looks promising so far, if only for the cinematography by Roger Deakins (Prisoners); with her background in acting, though, Jolie could well draw strong performances from her cast and firmly establish herself as an actor’s director with her new film.

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Angelina Jolie directing ‘Unbroken’

It’s encouraging to see more women in Hollywood – like Jolie – using their clout to get involved behind the scenes on the projects they star in, as either screenwriters and/or directors. That’s also the case for such people as Melissa McCarthy, who co-wrote her upcoming vehicle Tammy with husband Ben Falcone, as well as Elizabeth Banks, who is both costarring in and directing Pitch Perfect 2 next year. If Unbroken turns out well, that will offer all the more reason for Jolie to also call the shots on her planned onscreen reunion with Pitt.

Actors-turned filmmakers have a tendency to be hit or miss, with Clint Eastwood being one of the more (if not the most) famous “hits” on that list. Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, earned a decent, though overall lukewarm critical reaction, with her directing skills getting her higher marks than her screenwriting. Everyone has to start somewhere, though, so one hopes that’s simply the first step to Jolie doing better work as a filmmaker.


We’ll keep you posted on this new Jolie/Pitt film as the story develops.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I never saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith….. Was it any good? It’s hovering at 59% on RT…. Almost fresh.

    • I never liked it much, but I only saw it in theaters. Also, the twist is pretty awesome.

      • @ Heustis
        if you like action/comedy genre, then give it a try
        if you’re a Vince Vaughn fan, then give it a try
        if you’re none of the above, then don’t

  2. I just want Jolie to go away.

    • I agree.

  3. It was pretty much based on exploiting the fact that they were fresh, new and popular young couple at the time so they just kinda threw them in, gave them guns and told ‘em to shoot. But it’s okay, from what I remember…

    • Nope, they became a couple during filming, I remember a few people stayed away from the cinema when it released because they were disgusted with Brad cheating on then breaking up with Jennifer Aniston.

      I saw the film on TV though, thought it was pretty good.

      • Jeez, I got it all wrong… oh, well… can’t know everything :)

  4. Mr and Mrs Smith is actually one of the few “Romantic Action Comedies” that is actually pretty good. I can’t think of another one quite as good to be honest.

  5. mr. & mrs. smith wasn’t too bad, reminded me of a wannabe True Lies with an added twist.

  6. LOL actor’s director? Gosh, lady, you really don’t know much about directing.
    There’s so much more involved in being a director, you now what is directorial vision and putting all the pieces together?? Everybody is going to ask you tons of questions on sets, cinematographer, production designer, stunts cordinator and the hundreds of crew involved. The director have to be decisive and have a clear vision of what she want! Ms Jolie may be an actor , hence she understands actors and she’s is really down to earth and nice to them. But no way that will make her a director to direct a film!! You should go and get yourself be involved in a movie pre-production and on-set filming and post production, then you as a reporter will really know what a director is and what a director does!! I’m not a fan of that woman, but I’m a director myself and I can tell you that it involved a hell lot more than what you think. She have to possess what it takes for her team and the studio to trust her and let her direct a film. Please for goodness sake go and get yourself really involved to really know what a director really means!!