Newly-wed Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt explore a crumbling marriage

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2014 16:17 IST

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's upcoming film, By The Sea, is about a woman caught in an undertow of passion and rejuvenation while visiting a seaside village with her husband.

The film is the first collaboration between the newly weds after their 2005 hit, Mr & Mrs Smith, where they first met.

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Jolie has also written the screenplay and doubles up as the director of movie, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The movie, which is about a crumbling marriage, is ironically the couple's working honeymoon. They got married on August 23 after a nearly decade-long relationship.

The story is set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer.

"I chose to set By the Sea in the 1970s, not only because it is a colorful and alluring era, but because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey," Jolie said in a statement to EW.

It is Jolie's third directorial venture after In The Land of Blood and Honey and World War II-era drama, Unbroken.

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