Is Brad Pitt Using Angelina Jolie Marriage Talk to Push "The Tree of Life"?
We should never doubt that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are excellent operators when it comes to using their personal lives to push their pet projects.
Pitt”s recent exclusive confession to USA Weekend that he and Jolie are finally considering marriage (after a half decade of saying they won”t wed until gay marriage is legal) comes at the incredibly opportune time that his passion project, Terrence Malick”s “The Tree of Life,” goes into limited release in theaters in the United States. It also comes just a couple of weeks after the film received very mixed reviews and some boos at the Cannes Film Festival, despite winning the event”s top prize, the Palme d”Or.
Brad”s couple of lines about finally making it legal with Angie (“The kids ask about marriage …
It”s meaning more and more to them. So it”s something we”ve got to look at.”) got his flick 100 times more press around the world than it received for winning the top French film prize.
They may seem like the most tight-lipped couple out there in the land of celebrity oversharing, but this isn”t the first time Brad and Angie have been savvy about using their personal lives to get what they want.
The Hollywood Reporter, “The Tree of Life” debuted in the States to a per-screen average of $93,320 — a record for a FOX Searchlight title, due to the bump from winning the Palme.
Pitt”s interview with USA Weekend just ran over the weekend. We”ll have to wait until next week to calculate the “impending marriage” bump.Follow Jo on Twitter!
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