Hollywood’s royal couple will share the screen again.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will star in in By the Sea, a drama that Jolie wrote and will direct. The superstar couple will also co-produce the project.
Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to By the Sea, it announced on Friday. A media release calls it an “intimate, character-driven drama.”
The last time the couple shared the screen was the 2005 action hit Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where they famously met on set. The rest is pop-culture history.
Jolie is currently in post-production on Unbroken, an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. Universal will release that film on Christmas Day.
Jolie praised Universal “as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By The Sea.”
“They have created a very special place for storytellers,” said Jolie in the release. “I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
Universal chairman Donna Langley echoed the praise for Jolie.
“Angelina continues to showcase her extraordinary storytelling abilities in front of and behind the camera and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with her on By the Sea,” said Langley. “Angelina and Brad represent two of Hollywood’s brightest talents and we are excited to be a part of their collaboration on this powerful piece.”