In a bit of news that’s probably in no way timed to the unfortunately (and very personal) news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for Allied, the action/drama/romance flick that stars Pitt opposite Marion Cotillard. The World War II-era picture directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight sees Pitt’s intelligence officer Max Vatan encountering French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) in Northern Africa in 1942. The war follows them both home to London where their reunion is further complicated.
Marketing aside, this story is one that Knight’s been wanting to tell for a while. As he told Steven Weintraub last August:
“This is a very odd story. I was in Texas working as a dishwasher and doing all sorts of weird things. I was going out with an English girl at the time and her auntie lived in Texas, and she got talking about her brother who had been in the S.O.E., the British Secret Service if you like, and she told me this story that just stayed with me. I’ve always known it would be a film, and now it’s gonna be the ultimate.”
Watch the new trailer for Allied below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Allied:
“ALLIED” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
For more of our coverage on Allied, take a look at the following links:
- Oscar Beat: What Are the Year’s Biggest Contenders?
- Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard Find Love During WWII in First Trailer for ‘Allied’
- Brad Pitt Gets Dapper in the First Look at Robert Zemeckis’ WWII Thriller ‘Allied’