The first ‘By the Sea’ trailer has arrived, and it’s the first time we’ve seen Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt together onscreen in 10 years. Unlike their marriage in real-life, their characters’ are struggling to stay together. Click to WATCH!
Angelina Jolie-Pitt, 40, and Brad Pitt, 51, have teamed up once again for By the Sea, but the movie is nothing like Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In the film’s first trailer, Angelina and Brad’s characters are fighting to keep their marriage intact after what looks like a devastating tragedy. Tears are shed and things get really intense between them, so prepare yourselves for one of the most intense dramas of the year.
Brad’s character, Roland, is an American writer who takes his wife, Vanessa, played by Angelina, to a resort by the sea in 1970s France. They don’t seem to be on a romantic getaway. Roland and Vanessa seem about as distant as married couples can get. Vanessa cries and smokes her way through part of the vacation, while Roland appears to seek solace with another woman.
“Are we ever going to talk about it,” Brad’s character appears to ask his wife. That’s when the trailer takes a turn. Roland holds a sobbing Vanessa against a wall, and she kicks him while he’s sleeping. “You’re nothing,” Vanessa seethes. She starts to hit him in what will likely be one of the most intense scenes of the movie. The trailer concludes with Roland walking out of their room with an upset Vanessa on the floor.
Brad and Angelina shot the film in Malta last year while on their honeymoon. Photos of the film have been released over the past year, but this is the first trailer we’ve seen of the highly-anticipated Brangelina reunion. Angelina revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she pulled feelings from her personal life with Brad in order to take the emotional scenes to the next level. “I’d be directing myself and him in a scene where we’re having a fight, and I’d be pulling out the parts [of him] that have an aggression toward me or when you’re frustrated with each other—it was very heavy,” Angelina told the outlet. “We kept joking that all of the crew felt like they were living in a house where the parents were fighting and you don’t know where to stand or where to look.”
The couple’s real-life romance is not at all like Roland and Vanessa’s. They’ve been together nearly ten years and are currently raising their six children. From adorable family outings to Subway to meetings with Prince William, 33, and Kate Middleton, 33, Angelina and Brad’s marriage is stronger than ever!
By the Sea hits theaters Nov. 13, 2015.
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— Avery Thompson