Want a tip on how to know when the time is right to release a new trailer for your hotly anticipated thriller? Do it EXACTLY like Allied. The fresh trailer for Robert Zemeckis' love-craving assassins film starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard was released Tuesday, just hours after news broke that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt and Page Six floated the very Page Six-y rumor that some sort of Cotillard affair had taken place.
Allied stars Pitt as Max Vatan, a U.S. intelligence official who falls in love with French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) while trying to knock off a German ambassador. Your brain has surely already alerted you to this coincidence by now, but the whole love + assassins thing was also the whole vibe behind the underrated 2005 action smash Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Though Allied doesn't open until Nov. 23, the film has quickly become a coincidental point of discussion surrounding news of Pitt and Jolie's divorce. In separate statements from Pitt and Jolie's representatives, the couple of 12 years asked for privacy from the press. "This decision was made for the health of the family," Jolie's attorney, Robert Offer, toldHarper's Bazaar. "She will not be commenting and asks that the family will be given its privacy at this time."
A source spoke withPeople late Tuesday afternoon and insisted the split had "nothing to do" with Pitt's Allied co-star Cotillard. According to the initial report from TMZ, Jolie was instead "fed up" with Pitt's alleged anger issues and "consumption of weed and possibly alcohol." Jolie is requesting physical custody of their 6 children, but is not seeking spousal support.