Monday, 29 August 2016

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard feature in the first image from Allied

Paramount Pictures have recently released their first still from Robert Zemeckis' (Flight) latest, Allied, featuring Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds) and Marion Cotillard (Rust And Bone).

Set in North Africa in 1942, Allied finds Pitt as an intelligence fficer called Max Vatan, who meets Cotillard's resistance fighter on a potentially deadly mission behind German lines. She poses as his wife to help complete the task, and back in London later, the pair rekindle their affair as the bombs fall.

And to help the chemistry, the pair started hanging out before the cameras rolled. "It was crucial for Brad and Marion to not only begin rehearsing together before the shoot, but they also spent a lot of time developing their characters with the director, Robert Zemeckis," producer Graham King tells People. "By the time we got to set, it was really amazing to see these characters already feel lived in and real."

Written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), Allied also features Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) and Matthew Goode (Stoker) in the cast, and will be out here in November.

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