It turns out Angelina Jolie Pitt’s new movie is worth anticipating for far more than the headline-worthy fact that it’s the first time she and Pitt have shared the screen since the Brangelina-maker, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. By the Sea, which Jolie Pitt wrote and directed, has a new trailer, and at least from this first, 1:15 minute glance, it looks riveting, tense and beautiful. (Also, it comes with the added intrigue of not just starring Brangelina, but being an instance of a remaining Hollywood super-couple psychologically eviscerating one another onscreen.)
According to Entertainment Weekly, the film was actually shot last year on the couple’s honeymoon on Gozo — a remote island near Malta on which they built the hotel and bar seen in the trailer as part of the set. In By the Sea, they play Vanessa and Roland, a couple whose marriage is deteriorating, who’ve come to a European seaside town to try to repair it. From what’s revealed in the trailer, that doesn’t look to be an easy task.
We are working together on a drama about grief and finding a way through a difficult marriage… We find it very funny that it’s our honeymoon.
Watch the trailer (via EW):