Universal Pictures announced a Nov. 13, 2015, release for By the Sea, Angelina Jolie’s directorial followup to 2014 Oscar nominee Unbroken.
In addition to writing, directing, and producing, Jolie will also star alongside husband Brad Pitt. The 1970s-set film follows the troubled marriage between a writer named Roland (Pitt) and Vanessa (Jolie) upon their arrival to French seaside resort, where they meet fellow travelers and “begin to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.” Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer also star.
The film, according to Universal, is inspired by ’60s and ’70s theater as well as European cinema.
“This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance,” Jolie said in a statement. “It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew.”
“Angie and Brad have created an intimate gem of a film that will surprise people and delivers an experience they might not expect from them,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “Universal is honored to market and distribute it to audiences around the world.”
Pitt and Jolie will produce alongside executive producers Chris Brigham (Inception), Holly Goline (Unbroken) and Michael Vieira (Unbroken).