Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Offscreen, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are one of the most famous couples in the world. Onscreen, however, they haven’t co-starred since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which was mostly notable for being the movie that brought the couple together.
But that’ll change with By the Sea. Jolie is set to write and direct the Universal picture, and will also produce and star in it alongside Pitt. Hit the jump for more details.
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Hot on the heels of the great poster for David Ayer‘s WWII movie comes the first full Fury trailer. Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a tank squad that has survived much of the war. But the squad finds itself facing down incredible odds in the final days of the war, as it is saddled with a green kid who has never seen the inside of a tank.
Much of this trailer focuses on the relationship between Pitt’s grizzled vet and the recruit played by Logan Lerman. And it makes the film look pretty conventional… for a minute or so. Then the trailer breaks open and we see quite a few impressionistic renderings of the battle, as the strain starts to get to the men. Watch below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The last time Brad Pitt got involved in World War II, it was all funny facial hair and terrible Italian accents. But he seems to be going in with a much heavier heart this time around, if the first poster for David Ayer‘s Fury is any indication.
Pitt toplines the drama as Wardaddy, leader of a five-man crew stuck in a Sherman tank behind enemy lines. The other four leads — Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, and Shia LaBeouf — are notable names in their own right, but the first ad is all about Pitt. See the Fury poster after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
As generous as David Ayer has been about sharing behind-the-scenes photos from his World War II tank drama Fury, we’ve been dying to see some actual footage from the film. Now, thanks to E3, we have.
A new featurette offers our first peek at some Fury footage, along with some brief comments by Ayer, stars Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, and more. Brad Pitt leads the cast as the team’s tough-as-nails leader, Wardaddy. Watch the video after the jump.
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Lupita Nyong’o only just arrived as a feature actress, via her tremendous Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave. Now, after completing a role in Non-Stop and booking a gig in Star Wars Episode VII, she’s making a step that takes some actors a very long time to achieve. Rather than waiting for her ideal role to come around, she is producing an adaptation of the novel Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The novel is an epic love story that crosses continents and explores modern immigration, race, and the search for a homeland. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Recently, Terrence Malick has been putting out new movies every year or two instead of every decade or so. But that doesn’t mean he’s rushing these newer projects. Case in point: His documentary Voyage of Time has been brewing for several years already, with Brad Pitt revealed as the narrator all the way back in 2009.
Now, as the film inches closer to theaters, Malick’s added another big name to the cast. Cate Blanchett will also lend her voice to the movie, which does nothing less than attempt to cover “the whole of time.” No wonder Pitt needed the help. Hit the jump for the latest details on this long-simmering film.
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Briefly: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have only made one movie together: the 2005 action/caper film Mr. and Mrs. Smith (above), which was produced before they were a couple. Since then, Pitt has kept his acting career going as he moved more deeply into producing, and Jolie has become a director. Her second film, Unbroken, is set for a Christmas Day release this year.
Now she has written a new script, and it will be the first project the two develop together. Deadline has the details. Those are essentially all the details there are at this point — there’s no studio, and no released storyline. Not even a title at this point. We don’t know if Jolie might direct. Variety cautiously reports that there’s no word on casting, while Deadline says that Jolie is in early talks to star with Pitt.
If you liked Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, then David Ayer‘s new film may be right up your alley. We’ve seen many glimpses of the WWII tank squad movie already, as Ayer was generous with Instagram posts as he shot the film. But here’s the official first look at Brad Pitt in Fury, playing a guy with the intimidating nickname “Wardaddy.” Read More »
David Michod, who directed Animal Kingdom and the forthcoming The Rover (trailer here), is now set to direct Brad Pitt in a film about US operations in Afghanistan. The source material is Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Michod will also script The Operators. One focus of the book is General Stanley McChrystal, who was brought back to DC and soon resigned after a Hastings-authored article in Rolling Stone portrayed the general’s men bashing the Obama administration, it’s difficult to see Pitt in that role. We don’t know who Pitt will play at this point.
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