Brad Pitt walked the red carpet of the China press conference of his new romantic spy drama “Allied” at Shanghai Postal Museum.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who helmed “Forrest Gump,” the movie will hit cinemas across China on November 30.
It is the first time Pitt promoted his movie in China’s mainland. He shared with media and fans stories behind shooting.
Pitt said that he is very thrilled and excited to have the film’s China premiere tour starting from the city of Shanghai. “The film is very romantic and a little bit tragic,” he said. “I believe you will like it.”
Set in World War II, the film centers on a disguised spy couple who take a mission to kill a German official. But Pitt’s character discovers that his wife played by Marion Cotillard might actually be a double agent also working for the German government.
Movie history was on full display at Wednesday’s world premiere of Paramount’s World War II thriller “Allied” at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
In a post-screening Q&A, Brad Pitt told the audience that he’s been drawn to the period — via “Inglourious Basterds,” “Fury” and now “Allied” — due to compelling stories, adding, “I don’t have a fetish for World War II.”
Director Robert Zemeckis admitted that he was inspired by “Lawrence of Arabia” in the movie’s opening sequences. “When we were shooting on the sand dunes, I was copying David Lean.”
Zemeckis admitted that much of his shooting drew upon his extensive experience in visual effects, such as the use of a single plane for Pitt’s flying scenes. Pitt evoked major laughs when he quipped, “I fly pretty well, don’t I?”
Asked about the challenge of making his Canadian character speak French with a Parisian accent, Pitt again delivered a laugh line by declaring sarcastically, “My French was smokin!”
Brad Pitt took to the red carpet at a fan event for his latest film “Allied” in Los Angeles on Wednesday, hours after he was cleared of child abuse allegations and applied for shared custody of his children with Angelina Jolie.
Pitt, 52, had kept a low profile after the Hollywood power couple, dubbed Brangelina, split suddenly in September following an incident on a private plane in which Pitt was reported to have lost his temper in front of one or more of the children.
But Pitt resumed press obligations this week for espionage war thriller “Allied”. On Wednesday he attended a fan event alongside his co-star Marion Cotillard and director Robert Zemeckis, answering a few questions during a Facebook live stream hosted by movie studio Paramount Pictures.
“I don’t know much about the espionage world and what it took to get behind enemy lines and to plant your characters, so that was really interesting,” Pitt said of the film, which will be in theaters on Nov. 23.
The actor plays Canadian army officer Max Vartan, who goes undercover in Casablanca during World War Two, paired up with Cotillard’s lively French spy Marianne Beausejour, to assassinate a German Nazi ambassador.
While the pair flawlessly play a happily wedded couple during their undercover stint, they soon find themselves falling in love for real. But Marianne’s alliances are called into question.