Before yesterday, Allied was one of the fall’s less promising pictures – a more respectable (read: boring-looking) riff on Brad Pitt’s “killin’ Nat-zis” schtick, from Robert Zemeckis, who hasn’t directed a good movie in at least 20 years. And then, a couple of grown folks decided to divorce, and Allied could benefit, and Paramount (not being fools) appear to have rushed out a new “60 spot” for the November release:
The point of interest here is the rumor that Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s spit was prompted by an on-set affair between Pitt and Marion Cotillard – the kind of circular storytelling that’d get any respectable screenplay tossed, echoing as it does Pitt and Jolie’s own hot on-set action during the shooting of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Cotillard has strenuously denied the rumors, and again, it’s just too goddamn easy, but hey, look at that, now you can go on YouTube and watch her tell Brad Pitt, “They’re watching us – now kiss me.”
Anyway. Allied is out November 23.