Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been together professionally for more than a decade before Jolie filed for divorce earlier today, but they have been surprisingly infrequent professional colleagues, particularly in an industry in which A-list couples can create those opportunities — just ask Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The two of them even met on set — during 2004’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” — when Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston.
But other than “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and last year’s “By the Sea,” which whimpered to $3.3 million worldwide, Pitt and Jolie have largely kept to their own lanes in their acting and producing careers. And even before the bombshell breakup of their marriage, there was no overlap in their future plans.
Here’s what the individual members of Hollywood’s former prestige couple have upcoming:
Jolie’s next project is a Netflix adaptation of activist Loung Ung’s memoir “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” which chronicles her experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie worked alongside Ung to adapt the book into a screenplay. “First They Killed My Father” is currently in post-production, and will be released in Khmer and English versions.
After that, the animated film “The Breadwinner,” about an Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family, is scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2017. Jolie is a producer on the film, which is based on a novel by Deborah Ellis and is directed by Nora Twomey.
Jolie has three additional projects in development, according to IMDBPro. She is slated to star as the title characters in “Maleficent 2” and “Cleopatra,” and is attached as a producer on “Churchill and Roosevelt,” which chronicles the relationship between the two wartime statesmen.
As for Pitt, he’s got multiple films and TV series in production and 36 more in development, almost all as a producer. Pitt is producing “Lewis and Clark,” an HBO miniseries set to premiere in 2018, and he’s the executive producer of FX’s “Feud,” which comes out next year.
On the big screen, he’s playing U.S. intelligence officer Max Vatan, who goes on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in 1942 North Africa for Paramount’s “Allied,” which hits theaters Nov. 24. Pitt is starring alongside Marion Cotillard in the war film.
Pitt will also be play former Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the 2017 Netflix comedy-drama “War Machine,” a satire of the U.S. war in Afghanistan — on which he is also serving as a producer. Pitt is producing two more movies that are in post-production: Amazon’s “The Lost City of Z” and Netflix’ “Okja.”
Included in the three dozen projects Pitt has in development are Paramount’s “World War Z 2” — for which he will star and produce — as well as “The Salesman” and the appropriately titled “Brad’s Status,” a developing situation on two levels.