'By The Sea' releases first images starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Following week one of shooting
In an upcoming movie co-starring new husband-and-wife team Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, By The Sea looks like it's shaping up for awards season already. And after only a week of shooting, the first images have arrived, plus some further plot details, too:
Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and hotel owner.
"I chose to set 'By the Sea' in the 1970s, not only because it is a colourful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey," Jolie explained about her approach to the story.