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.