Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie headed for big-screen reunion?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly headed for a big-screen reunion, and why shouldn't they be? The last time these two worked on a film, the celeb-sphere was forever changed.
First things first: Director Ridley Scott is assembling a cast for "The Counselor," about a well-positioned lawyer who gets tangled up in the drug trade. Michael Fassbender will lead the flick, and Angelina was rumored last week to be hovering around the project.
Pitt and actor Javier Bardem are now reportedly in talks to come on board, which would bring Brangelina back together on screen for the first time since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (Pitt had a brief cameo in Jolie's directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," but Angie stayed behind the camera, so it doesn't count).
As if you needed reminding, in 2005 Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston. Jolie had just split from Billy Bob Thornton and adopted her first son, Maddox. Brad and Jen parted ways after "Smith" wrapped production, and the rest is literally tabloid history.
If Pitt indeed signs on for "Counselor," it would mark another significant reunion: When he directed 1991's "Thelma & Louise," Ridley Scott introduced a young Brad to the world.
— Matt Donnelly
Photo: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be reteaming on the big screen in Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." Credit: Associated Press.