Entertainment Weekly has the first images of the pair, as well as the plot details. The film will star the Hollywood A-listers as a married couple – roles they are definitely qualified for given their new status as husband and wife.
Angelina Jolie as Vanessa in By The Sea
Set in the mid-1970s in France, Vanessa and Roland are travelling the country and yet slowly growing apart. When they decide to settle in a seaside village, it creates a change in their relationship as they begin to form friendships with the locals.
Speaking to the magazine, Angelina says: “I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colourful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey.”
Brad Pitt as Roland in By The Sea
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley added: “I was struck by the fact that [Angelina] and Brad are willing to bring such a brave endeavour to screen and take audiences on this raw, emotional journey that’s simultaneously of its moment and surprisingly timeless.”
Shooting will mainly take place in a huge seafront house, which has been erected on a cliff in Gozo to recreate the French Riviera.
Brad Pitt and Niels Arestrup in By The Sea
According to reports, the Pitt-Jolie family will stay in Malta for around eight weeks, spending some time on a yacht to allow them more privacy and the chance to explore the gorgeous coastline.
The newlyweds first met on the set of 2005’s Mr and Mrs Smith, and their latest project together sees Angelina in the director’s chair for the third time.