Pitt and Cotillard smolder as WWII rages in official trailer for ‘Allied’

Given its subject matter, the most recent teaser for Allied, Paramount Pictures’ big-budget WWII spy thriller, arrived at an awkward time for one of its stars. Released in September, the spot showcases a husband (Brad Pitt) and wife (Marion Cotillard) whose relationship is strained by secrets. As has been noted by multiple outlets, the trailer debuted just one day after Angelina Jolie, Pitt’s wife of two years and partner of 12, filed for divorce from the actor. The official trailer for the film debuted Wednesday, and it seems a bit less reflective of real-life drama.

Embedded above, the spot is more than twice as long as the two teasers we’ve seen so far, and it uses that time to set up a slow-simmering conflict between a seemingly happy couple. Beautifying death, destruction, chaos, and betrayal as only Hollywood can, it features some truly stunning shots. At 0:57 seconds, Cotillard gives birth in a hospital as it’s being reduced to rubble; at 1:05, Pitt stares up in wonder at an aerial battle; and at 2:07, a flaming plane careens toward some poor soul’s bedroom window.

The spot also sets up an intriguing story, in which an intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) falls in love with a French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) as the two collaborate on dangerous missions behind enemy lines. Of course, there are a couple of twists in store, and it seems that neither is being honest about their true identity.

For those looking to check this one out on the big screen, you won’t have to wait long. Allied is due out in theaters November 23. The film is helmed by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away) and it also stars Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Daniel Betts (Fury), and Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything).


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