Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will star together in By the Sea , a drama that Jolie has written and will direct for Universal Pictures. The couple also will produce the project, which was announced Friday by Donna Langley , chairman of Universal Pictures, which has acquired all worldwide rights.

Jolie is currently in postproduction on Unbroken , the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini , adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand 's best-seller.