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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't shared a screen together since 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith -- but that may be about to change. According to Deadline, Pitt and Jolie are both in talks to join the upcoming movie The Counselor, directed by Prometheus helmer Ridley Scott.
The film, about a lawyer who gets caught up in the drug business, is set to star Michael Fassbender -- but Pitt is reportedly in consideration to play a villain, alongside Javier Bardem. (Brad Pitt as a drug lord? Somehow we're not seeing it! Maybe he's an evil lawyer.) Jolie is said to be "in discussions" to play the female lead, but according to Deadline, she's less of a sure thing than Pitt.
It's actually surprising that the duo known as Brangelina hasn't made more movies together, considering their well-known commitment to doing everything as a family. There has been talk for years of the couple doing a sequel to Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the action movie on which they became friends (according to Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time) or fell in love (according to Jolie).
"People have tried (to make a sequel). And it's strange: Do we have kids in the movie?" Angelina Jolie mused in a 2010 Vanity Fair interview. "We've thought about that, but it becomes personal now that we actually have kids. And if we work on it, we pull from our own life, which is funny to us, but you feel strange sharing too much."
In that same interview, however, Jolie said that she'd "love" to make another film with her life partner.
"We've talked about it," Jolie revealed. "We'd have to figure out who's going to watch the kids, but it's really about finding the right thing, because we've looked. When you're a couple, there are certain things people don't want to see you do. It becomes too indulgent, too personal. I don't think people want to see people who are really together intimate onscreen. Maybe we have to play bad guys that try to kill each other, so it's just fun and aggressive, not dealing with some man-woman deal."
With all due respect to Angelina, we can't think of anybody who wouldn't line up to see her and Brad getting "intimate onscreen." Then again, we know from Mr. & Mrs. Smith that it's fun to watch them try to kill each other, too. Whatever film they end up doing, we'll look forward to seeing it -- and even more, watching them do press conferences together!