Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s ‘Allied’ Gets a Glossy New Poster and TV Spot
Halloween is very nearly upon us, and there’s hardly any film more appropriate for the season than Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming Allied. Though it may be set for a release on November 23, the suspenseful account of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who’s forced to investigate rumors that his beloved wife Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) may be a Nazi spy, fully embodies the spirit of the ‘ween season. In her layers of deceptions and intrigue, Marianne wears a mask not unlike the rubbery monster-faces children don for trick-or-treating every year. That’s a valid connection, right? Yeah? Timely lede!
Anywho, a new poster and TV spot surfaced today to stir up some more buzz for the well-pedigreed picture due next month. Below, take a look at the brief 15-second clip, which lays out the main plot points of the twisty premise and manages to work in a supremely creepy line-read from Cotillard as well:
Keep on scrolling for a look at the official poster as well, a simple shot of Cotillard and Pitt leaning in for a kiss with the desaturated colors mimicking an old-photograph look, befitting the period setting. In fact, the vagueness of the poster — there’s no Nazi paraphernalia, no war imagery, nothing to elucidate the premise except for the equally vague tagline — is kind of brilliant. A passersby looks at the poster and only sees a handsomely-photographed new movie with two pretty and well-known actors getting romantic, and oh look, it’s from the Forrest Gump guy! Two tickets to A-Lister Prestige Romance, please!