worked together on Doug Liman’s smash spy thriller “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,”
are back together on-screen in the relationship drama “By the Sea,”
which Universal Pictures has slated for awards-friendly release on
November 13, 2015.
The trailer lives up to Jolie’s promise of a film inspired by the European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. It’s shot by “The White Ribbon” cinematographer Christian Berger, who used his Cine Reflect Lighting System to shoot the film.
Jolie stars in the film opposite Pitt, who
plays American writer Roland, who arrives at a 70s French seaside resort
with his wife (Jolie Pitt) to work on their marriage. They spend time
with fellow guests, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and
François (Melvil Poupaud), as well as village locals Michel (Niels
Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer).
you do something based on history and you have respect for the subject
matter and you have a responsibility to the past, it’s quite a lot of
pressure and with something as logistically complicated as “Unbroken,”
to go to a very small piece that I wrote about relationships that’s very
experimental and logistically easy was a very nice change,” Jolie Pitt
told us when “Unbroken” opened, admitting it that “it wasn’t fun or
easy” to direct herself. She did enjoy her husband though: “Yes, that
was actually more fun. Working with him was a real pleasure. He’s a joy
to work with.”
“Angie and Brad have created an intimate gem of a film that will surprise people,” said Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, earlier this year, “and delivers an experience they might not expect from them.”
Pitt also produced. Chris Brigham (“Inception”), Holly Goline (“Unbroken”) and Michael Vieira (“Unbroken”) are executive producers. The film was shot in Malta with a mostly European cast and crew.