|Exclusive Video: Behind the Scenes of Allied|
The Brad Pitt–Marion Cotillard sweeping romantic, spy thriller Allied, available on Digital HD today, begins as Pitt parachutes into the deserts of Morocco before heading into Casablanca, and finally moving on to London during World War II, making one of the big challenges of the film the fact that it takes place in worlds that no longer exist, and are increasingly challenging to re-create.
“The set design was very, very impressive,” Cotillard says in this exclusive video that takes a look at the work of production designer Gary Freeman, who transported audiences back in time to the ’40s. “They had a lot to do. There is a market and a café in Casablanca and I was so impressed to see all the details, even the smells were really amazing. We really believed, even though we were inside that we were outside in a street in Casablanca.”
|Brad Pitt circling new sci-fi film, Ad Astra|
If all had originally gone to plan, Brad Pitt would be in post-production now on World War Z 2, ahead of its release this summer. But Paramount has delayed the film, and it’s unlikely it’ll be in a position to shoot this year. As such, Pitt has a gap in his schedule, and the beneficiary may be a sci-fi movie by the name of Ad Astra.
It’s the story of a space engineer with slight autism, whose father had to leave Earth two decades before on a mission to Neptune with no return. He was hunting for alien life, and Pitt’s character is set to recreate the journey, to find out just what happened to his dad.
The film is set to be directed by James Gray, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ethan Ross.
Paramount Pictures did some house cleaning. The studio dropped two major releases from their 2017 release schedule — Friday the 13th and World War Z 2. The studio has since officially put the kibosh on their troubled F13 reboot, but they’re reportedly aiming for a 2018 or 2019 release World War Z 2.
A new report has shed some light on the status of Brad Pitt‘s zombie pandemic sequel and the only real question now is, what the hell is the hold up? THR reports that David Fincher wants to direct World War Z 2, but Paramount is dragging its heels. Yeah, you read that right. David freaking Fincher, one of the best living directors, wants to direct the freaking World War Z sequel and the studio is just like, not sure. That is straight up insane.
Per the report, a source says Fincher is “very creatively interested in directing the movie,” which would reteam him with Brad Pitt. The duo has shared a long-running collaboration, which dates back to 1995’s Se7en. Their last film together was the 2008 drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Fincher is also reportedly “very much on board” with the new take on the World War Z sequel from Dennis Kelley, creator of the British series Utopia, which Fincher was previously set to remake at HBO.
|BP Gallery Update|
• x004 November 08, 2016 – Moonlight – Los Angeles, CA.
• x256 November 09, 2016 – Allied – Westwood, CA.
• x013 November 14, 2016 – Allied – Shanghai, China.
• x113 November 20, 2016 – Allied – Paris, France.
• x089 November 21, 2016 – Allied – London, England.
• x034 November 22, 2016 – Allied – Madrid, Spain.
Thanks so much Vaska!
|Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie release first joint statement agreeing to seal divorce documents|
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie released their first joint statement Monday night (01/10).
The estranged couple has agreed to seal all court documents pertaining to their divorce in order to protect their six children.
“The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues. The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification,” the couple said in a statement obtained by CNN.
|Rock for EB!|
Chris Cornell and Sting performed at a Rock for EB show last night, with Brad Pitt also in attendance. What is EB?
An individual with EB lacks a critical protein that binds the layers of skin together. Without this protein, the skin tears apart, blisters and sheers off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and wounds that never heal. EB affects the body inside and out. Blisters occur all over the body, as well as in the eyes, mouth, esophagus, and other internal organs. EB causes severe pain, disfigurement, and in too many cases, an early death from an aggressive form of skin cancer. It is estimated that EB affects at least one in every 50,000 births. EB is not specific to any ethnicity or gender. Given that EB affects only 25- 30,000 people in the US, advancing this research relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations.
Brad Pitt surprised everyone when he presented the film Moonlight at the Golden Globes on Sunday night in a rare public appearance.
Pitt, 53, took the stage to a loud applause from the crowd. The actor looked sleek, wearing a classic black tuxedo for the occasion.
“It’s born of the courage of a group of actors willing to strip to their souls and express their humanism inside mistake and misstep and misdeed,” Pitt said during his presentation of the film, which was named Best Film by the National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, according to Variety.
“It is Barry Jenkins profound belief that we all stand at the threshold of change and forgiveness where we only grant acceptance and love to ourselves,” he continued. “Nominated for 6 Golden Globes, this is Moonlight.”
Pitt’s production company, Plan B, partnered with A24 to produce the coming-of-age drama about a gay, African-American boy, and the film has been earning Oscar buzz.
Stella Tennant with Peru’s presidential guards in Lima. American Vogue, 2012.Photo: © Mario Testino
In the 1980s, fashion photographer Mario Testino shot a woman’s haircut for British Vogue. It was one of his first professional assignments and somewhat of a signifier, as he continued to photograph women throughout his career: Princess Diana, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and many others.
But Testino flipped this focus in his book SIR, published by Taschen, which showcases 300 photographs of men — his largest published collection to date. The tome explores the evolution of masculinity in the fashion world over the past 30 years, featuring portraits of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, David Bowie, models, and more celebrity men.