Due to his recent roles in Fury, 12 Years A Slave, and Inglourious Basterds, it’s hard not to say that Brad Pitt is certainly enjoying his historical wartime dramas lately. Once again, Pitt will take on the lead role in another. This time, he stars in Allied.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Allied is reportedly based on a true story told to screenwriter Steven Knight when he was 21. The plot centers around an intelligence officer who encounters a French resistance fighter in North Africa in 1942. They reunite in London and are thereafter affected by the mounting pressures of war.
Frankly, there’s a lot to like simply because of the personnel working on Allied alone. Zemeckis has directed some undeniable classics like Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and Cast Away. Knight is the creator of British historical television drama, Peaky Blinders, as well as the writer of Eastern Promises and Locke. Also, let’s not forget about the cast. Criminally underrated actress, Marion Cotillard, stars alongside Pitt with Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, and Jared Harris in supporting roles.
If nothing else, Allied seems like a different type of war film. It appears to be more behind the scenes than the usual fare. It’s more character driven instead of focusing on the history making events of World War II. If nothing else, Zemeckis’ resume speaks for itself in terms of quality. The film should be anticipated due to his involvement as director alone.
Allied opens in theaters on November 23rd. Check out the trailer and comment below.
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[…] Our early thoughts on the trailer were that this film would be character driven instead of being structured around historical events. This proved to be true upon seeing the film. Pitt and Cotillard carry this movie entirely. That’s not to say that there aren’t decent supporting characters around them. Lily Collins and Jared Harris turn in solid performances but they’re not necessarily essential to the story. Collins specifically has a more diminished role than expected. The chemistry between the two leads, though, masks the lack of depth in the rest of the cast. They’re instantly believable as husband and wife. Both of their characters’ attentions to detail and their cunning make their interactions with one another seem natural. They’re both likable and deceptive at the same time to both themselves and the audience. […]