Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Set to Marry … Onscreen

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A source tells THR that the couple, set to reunite on the big screen in "By the Sea," will be hitched in the Universal drama.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

It's a plot detail that will launch a thousand magazine covers: When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reunite for By the Sea, their first cinematic pairing since 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the famously unmarried duo will play a married couple. Universal, which bought worldwide rights to the drama that Jolie (UTA, Sloane Offer) wrote and will direct, is staying mum on details, but a source tells THR that the pair, who will produce, will be hitched onscreen.

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Pitt (CAA, Brillstein, Bloom Hergott) likely will earn a smaller paycheck than Jolie, Hollywood's highest-paid female star. She made $20 million for Maleficent but will receive a much smaller fee with a doubled backend based on 100 percent of home video (talent often settles for 20 percent). Jolie, who has found a comfort zone with Universal chairman Donna Langley, calls the studio a "special place for storytellers." She is in postproduction on Universal's Unbroken.

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