Brad Pitt’s Allied kicks off in London and gets a release date


by Phil de Semlyen |
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War, what is it good for? Quite a lot of Brad Pitt’s IMBd page at the moment, for one thing. The actor is currently in London in his khakis as cameras get rolling on Robert Zemeckis’ new wartime romance Allied. The movie, which co-stars Marion Cotillard, has a newly announced release date. It’ll grace our cinemas from November 23 this year.

Pitt’s been a prime mover in the revival of old-fashioned war movies of late, with Allied following in the tank tracks on his David Ayer-directed panzer bonanza Fury and, of course, Inglourious Basterds before that.

This one sees him play an intel officer called Max Vatan. In North Africa in 1942 he meets Cotillard’s resistance fighter on a potentially deadly mission behind German lines. Back in London later, the pair rekindle their affair as the bombs fall. Steven Knight’s script sounds like the perfect midway point between The English Patient and Five Graves To Cairo. Expect love, betrayals and heel-clicking Nazi types.

The film will move from London to the Canary Islands. Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan and Matthew Goode are also appearing.

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