Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

Jolie’s attorney, Robert Offer, confirmed the news to the Associated Press that she had filed for divorce “for the health of the family.”

According to court documents first obtained by TMZ, she filed legal documents on Monday morning, requesting joint legal custody of their six children — she would have physical custody of the children and would grants him visitation. The legal grounds for divorce are listed as “irreconcilable differences.”

Jolie is claiming jewelry and other personal items as well as earnings from and after the date of separation, which is marked in the court documents as Sept. 15.

Pitt released a statement confirming the news and asked for privacy for his children on Tuesday morning.

“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time,” Pitt said in a statement to People.

Jolie and Pitt recently co-starred in the film “By the Sea,” which opened the AFI Film Festival in 2015. Jolie wrote and directed the film about a couple trying to repair their marriage.

Netflix will premiere the true-life Khmer Rouge drama she directed, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” later this year.

Jolie’s recent acting credits include “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Maleficent.” She also directed the film “Unbroken” in 2014.

Pitt recently starred in the 2015 film “The Big Short” which he also helped produce. Pitt’s upcoming projects include the the Robert Zemeckis film “Allied” co-starring Marion Cotillard, a satire about the war in Afghanistan called “War Machine” and a sequel to “World War Z.”

Jolie recently passed on Kenneth Branagh’s remake of “Murder on the Orient Express.” A sequel to “Maleficent” with Jolie attached has been announced, but hasn’t gone into production.

The couple has been together since 2004 and were married in August, 2014.

Via Variety.

TIFF: Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time set for IMAX world premiere

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

It took Terrence Malick nearly 40 years to complete his first documentary feature, Voyage of Time, and now the Toronto International Film Festival has announced the fruits of the legendary filmmaker’s labor will finally have their world premiere — in IMAX form — at the annual event’s 2016 edition.

Billed simply as “the story of our universe” and narrated by Oscar-winning actor and producer Brad Pitt, the 45-minute-long IMAX version of Voyage of Time serves as an ambitious “celebration of life, the history of the universe and its awe-inspiring vastness” as it documents a range of natural, universal occurences from the birth of the galaxies to the emergence of life on Earth.

“We are thrilled that TIFF audiences will be the first to experience the first documentary of this film visionary in glorious IMAX,” TIFF Director and CEO, Piers Handling, said of the film’s IMAX world premiere in a press statement. “It’s an honour to have the World and North American Premieres of the two versions of Malick’s magnum opus, one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences of the year.”

The cosmic odyssey will be released in two formats; A longer, 90-minute version of the film (narrated by Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett) will also have its North American debut as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The IMAX installment hits theaters Oct. 7.

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Trailer & Stills for Allied

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016

First trailer for Allied is out, along with 2 HQ Stills. The movie opens on November 23rd, 2016.



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.

First still from Allied

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

The first image from Allied has been released by People Magazine:



Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are going back in time – and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look!

The stars play undercover allies who begin to develop a romantic relationship as they plan a high-profile assassination. Pitt plays a British intelligence officer sent to Casablanca on the mission while Cotillard plays a French Resistance fighter who poses as his wife.

And their chemistry was instant.

“Brad and Marion immediately had the utmost respect for each other, so once they delved into their characters, their chemistry was electric,” the producer of the film, Graham King, tells PEOPLE.

The actors spent time together before filming started in order to hone their performances.

“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,” King says about the lead-up to filming. “By the time we got to set, it was really amazing to see these characters already feel lived in and real.”

Set in 1942, the movie is inspired by real wartime stories heard by screenwriter Steve Knight. It was his script that drew Pitt and Cotillard to the film.

“Everyone was immediately drawn to the project by Steve Knight’s wonderful script,” the producer says. “He is an incredible storyteller and wrote a beautiful love story that examines trust and loyalty.”

Allied – which also stars Lizzy Caplan and Downton Abbey actor Matthew Goode – hits theaters Nov. 23.

Netflix, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Board Korea’s ‘Okja’

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment company and streaming video service Netflix have joined as backers of Korean monster movie “Okja.” Netflix is investing, Plan B is co-producing.

The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho who previously broke new ground with futuristic “Snowpiercer,” a Korean-made English-language picture with a stellar cast of British, American and Korean actors.

Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald have now confirmed their appearances in “Okja.”

The film is one of the first feature movies in Asia to be backed by Netflix, which is in the process of rolling out services across the vast region. (It has previously financed the Weinstein Company-produced TV series “Marco Polo” which was shot in Malaysia and is backing “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2”.) Netflix is expected to launch in South Korea in 2016.

“It really is a fantastic opportunity for me as a film maker,” said Bong in a statement. “For ‘Okja,’ I needed a bigger budget than I had for ‘Snowpiercer’ and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously,” he said. “Snowpiercer” was reportedly made on a budget of $40 million.

“Also, Plan B Entertainment has also produced bold and daring films. I expect the adventurousness of Plan B to blend with ‘Okja’,” said Bong.

The film has been billed as starring a monster named Okja, but Bong said that the beast is not that beastly. “It is a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The film is about a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories,” he said. “To me, the crazy world surrounding Okja and the girl looks more like a monster. I want to depict the two characters’ bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion”

“Okja” is currently in pre-production ahead of a shoot that will begin in April next year and span locations in Korea and the U.S. Theatrical release is expected in the first half of 2017.

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