Allied is an upcoming American romantic thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight. It is reportedly based on a true story about two assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. The film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode and Jared Harris.
Let’s learn some amazing facts about it!
1. In 1942 North Africa, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) meets French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines.
2. The couple reunites in London, only to have their relationship threatened by the pressures of the war.
3. On February 6, 2015, Paramount Pictures and New Regency announced that Robert Zemeckis was set to direct an untitled World War II-set romantic thriller film, in which Brad Pitt was set to star.
4. Steven Knight wrote the original script, which was in development byGraham King’s GK Films, which now would be produced by ImageMovers’ Zemeckis and Steve Starkey along with King.
5. On June 8, 2015, Marion Cotillard was cast in the film to play a spy assassin along with Pitt who fall in love with each other during a mission to kill a German official.
6. In August 2015, writer Knight stated that the film would be based on a true story personally told to him at the age of 21, and he also said that the shooting would start in January 2016. On January 28, 2016, Jared Harris joined the film.
7. On March 8, 2016, Lizzy Caplan was cast in the film to play Pitt’s character’s sister.
8. Executive producers on the film would be Knight, Jack Rapke, Patrick McCormick and Denis O’Sullivan.
9. Principal photography on the film began in February 2016 in London.
10. In May 2016 scenes set in Casablanca were shot in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
11. It is unknown if Regency is still participating unless they chose to abandon the project and let Paramount continue the work without them.
12. The film will be released on November 23, 2016 by Paramount Pictures. Principal photography began in February 2016 in London.
13. Producer Graham King said Pitt & Cotillard had instant chemistry on the set.
14. In August 2016, People Magazine published the first official photo from the film.
15. Pitt Is Also Working on Another War Movie, ‘War Machine’.
16. He has a fascination with war movies.
17. ‘Allied’ was partially shot in London & once called ‘Five Seconds of Silence’.
18. The tabloid The Sun is reporting that Jolie once stormed onto the set of Allied because she believed Pitt and Cotillard were having an affair.“Angelina was aggressive and very negative towards Marion when they met earlier this year on the set of Allied,” the source told The Sun. “Angelina insisted on being there to keep a watch on Brad and he was mortified by how he treated Marion who is happily married and a very professional woman.”
19. The film is Zemeckis’ third-live action movie since 2012.
20. At the time were the film’s trailer got released, Angeling Jolie filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt.
21. Among the rumors spread about the cause of this sudden divorce was that Pitt was reportedly having an affair with his co-star, Marion Cotillard.
22. Marion Cotillard issued a firm denial in both French and English, stating that she is pregnant to her second child from the “love of her life”, Guillaume Canet.