WHO’S IN IT?
Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Marion Cotillard (Inception), Lizzy Caplan (The Night Before), Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Anton Lesser (Charlotte Gray), August Diehl (Salt), Camille Cottin (Yamakasi), Charlotte Hope (The Theory of Everything), Marion Bailey (Vera Drake), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump), director, producer; Steven Knight (Locke), writer; Graham King (The Departed) and Steve Starkey (Cast Away), producers; Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future), composer; Don Burgess (What Lies Beneath), cinematographer; Mick Audsley (Twelve Monkeys) and Jeremiah O’Driscoll (Flight), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In North Africa during the Second World War, Canadian intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) and French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) meet and fall in love while on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their happy relationship is thrown into jeopardy by an alarming revelation from the British government…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Whilst it’s more than likely that what Brad Pitt needs right now is not to headline a romance film, Allied should nonetheless be a strong and poignant war drama from director Robert Zemeckis.