There never seems to be a shortage on Cold War films. There’s no exact science as to why the retelling of this time in history is so long-lasting, but part of the draw, in addition to the stories being pulled from facts, may be due to the mystery that comes with the spy game.
And this time around, Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, adds an extra layer to the wartime elements with two assassins becoming romantically entangled. At first glance, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) and French resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) appear to be on the same side. They are behind enemy lines, with their eye on a German official.
The two reunite in London in the below trailer, but there are some questions revolving around Marianne’s allegiance:
Allied, based in 1942, is written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, with seasoned director Robert Zemeckis (Back the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) behind the camera.
The film also stars other familiar faces, including Jared Harris (The Crown), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game), Simon McBurney (The Casual Vacancy) and Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex).
The film hits theaters on November 23, 2016.
Does this make you think back to Mr. and Mrs. Smith?Read More