Seven years after steaming up the screens in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly set to co-star in a new film together.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are said to be in talks to appear in a forthcoming Ridley Scott movie, The Counselor, according to Deadline.com.
However, insiders insist that Angelina Jolie will play a small part rather than as a leading lady.
Shame actor Michael Fassbender is already confirmed to star in the film, which has been penned by Cormac McCarthy – the award-winning author who wrote The Road and No Country for Old Men.
It follows a lawyer who decides to get “a little bit” involved in the drug business, only to discover there is no way to just do that.
The movie will reportedly be filmed in Europe and is slated to shoot in June.
It will be convenient for both the couple and the director who both have stately houses in the South of France.
Director Ridley described the film recently, saying: “[It’s a story of how] you shouldn’t play with the devil, don’t step across the line, don’t think you can do it and get away with it. You can’t.”
Studio 20th Century Fox, who most recently worked with the director on Prometheus, have approached the helmsman about distributing and possibly co-financing the film.
Angelina Jolie’s next project, Maleficent, will shoot in late June or early July, ahead of a release in March 2014, meaning she would have the time to work on a small role in The Counsellor.
Brad Pitt has said previously that the couple try to work separately so that either one can be a constant presence for their six-strong brood.
“We’re not ones to repeat ourselves, but we’d like to, because right now, we’re hopscotching with films so one can be with the kids and one’s free to work,” brad Pitt told the Associated Press last May.
“And why aren’t we doing [movies] together? Why aren’t we doing everything together?”