Will Oscar-champs Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and director Robert Zemeckis win again? Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming film “Allied,” which opens November 23. Watch it above.
On paper the film has the makings of a clear Oscar hit: like many past awards contenders it’s set during World War II, telling the story of an intelligence officer (Pitt) who falls in love with a French resistance fighter (Cotillard). And you couldn’t ask for a stronger awards pedigree. Zemeckis previously won Best Director for “Forrest Gump” (1994) and also helmed Oscar-contending films like “Back to the Future” (1985), “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (1988), “Cast Away” (2000) and “Flight” (2012). Zemeckis also produces the film along with Oscar champs Steve Starkey (“Forrest Gump”) and Graham King (“The Departed,” 2006). And the screenplay is by Steven Knight, who earned an Oscar bid for his original script for “Dirty Pretty Things” (2002).
Pitt has one Oscar win out of six nominations: Best Picture as a producer of “12 Years a Slave” (2013). He also has noms for producing “Moneyball” (2011) and “The Big Short” (2015), and for acting in “12 Monkeys” (1995), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) and “Moneyball,” but he has yet to prevail for his work on-screen.
Cotillard, meanwhile, claimed Best Actress on her first try for her breakthrough performance as singer Edith Piaf in the French-language biopic “La Vie en Rose” (2008). She then earned another nomination for her lead performance in another foreign-language film, “Two Days, One Night” (2014).
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