The World War II project will follow Pitt and Cotillard as assassins who fall in love while trying to kill a German ambassador

By Jacqueline Andriakos
June 09, 2015 09:40 AM
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Brad Pitt may have found another spy-lady counterpart in an upcoming romance-drama.

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, 39, is in negotiations to join the Mr. and Mrs. Smith actor, 51, in an untitled period film, directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Written by Steven Knight, the screenplay will follow Pitt and Cotillard as two assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German ambassador during World War II.

After the pair marries in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Pitt learns that his wife is a double agent working for the German government – and he must assassinate her, too.

The movie is expected to shoot in 2016 in Casablanca, London and Canada.

Cotillard recently wrapped the Justin Kurzel-helmed Macbeth, alongside Michael Fassbender. The Shakespearean classic earned praise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Pitt recently filmed By the Sea, a drama written by and costarring wife Angelina Jolie Pitt. This is the couple’s first collaboration since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It hits theaters in November.

He is also set to star in the Netflix original movie War Machine, a satirical comedy that premieres next year.