The latest Oscar hopeful to start unveiling itself comes today in the form of the first trailer for Paramount’s Allied, starring Oscar winners Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) and Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose).
Allied, directed by Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) tells the true story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) and French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) who fall in love on a mission to kill a German official during World War II. The film also stars Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode and Jared Harris.
Paramount has a pretty heavy awards slate this year (even more than 20th Century Fox did last year with The Martian, Joy and The Revenant). We saw the first teaser for Arrival this week but nothing so far for Fences (understandable as it wrapped this summer) or Silence (whose principal photography wrapped nearly a year ago). Although Allied has a certain luster and appearance of an “Oscar” film – big stars, Oscar winners, WWII-era – it also feels a bit…dated. We’ll have to see where it lands during Oscar season but right now AW’s Gold Rush Gang isn’t seeing it factor too much compared to the studios other awards fare.
Paramount Pictures is set to release Allied on November 23, 2016.
Here’s the 60-second teaser trailer: