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Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, By The Sea, written and to be directed by Jolie, it was announced today by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures.
Angelina Jolie continues to grow her director abilities with her next project, By The Sea, a film she will direct and co-write with Brad Pitt, who will also star. They have described this as an intimate piece. The two have collaborated before though through Pitt’s camera lens when his photos of Jolie and their family appeared in W magazine.
The intimate, character-driven drama stars Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project.
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 and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.
Jolie made her feature directorial debut on In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set against the Bosnian War, which received a Golden Globe nomination.
Angelina Jolie commented, “I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By The Sea. They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
“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.”
Jolie is represented by UTA and Sloan Offer Weber and Dern. Pitt is represented by CAA.
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Saturday, July 19th 2014
"So many battles waged over the years… and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set?"
So many of you are too young to remember why Diana, Princess of Wales, was such a remarkable person. She pissed off most of Buckingham Palace, was her own woman, and wasn’t afraid to get down out of the motorcade and be with the regular people.
She was a regular person, just with a title and fancy clothes.
Among the first big “names” to visit, talk to, and even touch those dying of AIDS in English hospitals, Diana’s trademark was her ability to break down insurmountable barriers.
If she were still living I guarantee she’d be crazily bad ass.
If she were still living, she would literally be President of the World.