Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie’s Marriage in Crisis in First ‘By the Sea’ Trailer (Video)

Actress directed herself and real-life husband in dark drama due in theaters November 13

Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the Angelina Jolie-directed drama “By the Sea” on Thursday.

The film follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis.

As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

The film is a family affair, as Jolie wrote the screenplay, directed and produced through her production company, Jolie Pas, while Pitt also produced through his production company Plan B Entertainment.

“By the Sea” debuts in theaters on November 13.

Watch the video.