Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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Acting's all in the family for the Jolie-Pitt clan.
and Angelina Jolie
will star in – and Jolie will write and direct – the "intimate, character-driven drama" By the Sea
, Universal Pictures announced Friday.
The film will mark the A-list pair's first onscreen reunion since 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Earlier this month, PEOPLE confirmed the engaged couple
would shoot a movie in Malta
for about eight weeks. Though it's still unclear whether By the Sea
is that project, the Mediterranean setting would be a perfect fit for the title.
And Pitt isn't Jolie's only family costar – the mom of six teamed up
with Vivienne, 6, Zahara, 9, and Pax, 10, in Maleficent
By the Sea
will be Jolie's third time in the director's seat for a feature-length film, following her debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey
, and follow-up, Unbroken
. The latter, which chronicles the late World War II vet and Olympian Louis Zamperini
, is due Christmas day.
Reporting by MARY GREEN