In my previous post I discussed how the DCFS' safety plan and a protective order on Brad would have meant they were only allowed very limited indirect contact.
I also noted that even after the DCFS ended the investigation, they were both still not free to talk. Brad's press exposure on his Allied tour have been very tightly controlled. Angelina, who has yet to make a public appearance, has issued two cryptic statements. Evidently there is a lot she would like to say but can't discuss openly. Which is why what she didn't say in her 2nd statement in a clear effort to protect Brad, was more revealing than what she did say.
I presume most of the restrictions on contact that had been placed on them have been lifted. There should no longer be a protective order on Brad. But there still seem to be restrictions that extend beyond Brad abiding by therapeutic visits. We know they signed a confidentiality agreement in connection with the legal agreement.
Another source, however, tells ET that "just because the DCFS investigation is over and Brad was cleared, doesn't mean they didn't necessarily find anything. There is a reason that Brad and Angelina are still sticking to the safety plan originally put in place by DCFS. His visits are still monitored with a therapist."
ET has learned that this safety plan is officially over, however, the custody agreement Pitt and Jolie signed last week is still in place.
While the DCFS is no longer officially involved, the legal agreement they signed still has some of the provisions of the safety plan. Recall that it was because of the requirements under the DCFS' guidelines re persons the children may stay with (the other parent if they are separated or divorced) that forced her to file. So in her 1st Statement, she said:
childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement .... the six children will stay in their mother's custody...The events which led to the filing, i.e. that the children needed to stay with her, are still in place thru the legal agreement. While safety is no longer an issue, they may have been "encouraged" to keep the filing in place so there won't be any pressure to rush the children's healing in order for them to move back in together. In her 2nd Statement she said the "DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal." The filing is the safeguard.
We are not in a position to discuss the details. We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children ...understanding of sensitivity of the family situation....
As I wrote earlier, while the DCFS was involved, she had to show that her loyalty was only to her children. For so long as the therapists feel that Brad cannot yet live with the children and has to have supervised visits, her loyalty has to remain with her children -- but it appears she can now make some room for Brad.
And since there are still rules or conditions they need to abide by, they are still in a "sensitive" situation with their children and "ask for your consideration during this difficult time."
Their ordeal isn't over yet.
I saw Allied and I thought it was good. As others have noted, Marion Cotillard and the cinematography were very good. Brad, both in his looks and performance was just OK. His face looked puffy and I didn't think he emoted very well. I thought Marion was far more convincing. But the film was engrossing, exciting in parts, and technically very well executed.
As I was updating the timeline, I noticed that what I thought was a relatively more civil exchange between her PR and his was actually not even an exchange at all. Brad's PR, likely Matthew Hiltzik, was actually quoted in an earlier article by ET, it was not in response to her PR. He did not respond at all to her PR's quote. So after his testy response to Judy Smith after she emphasized that the legal agreement was indefinite, it appears Brad may have reined him in. And Angelina may have done the same with Smith, who apparently did not share her sensitivity to Brad's feelings.
IMDb has moved First They Killed My Father to 2017
Maleficent 2 is now listed for 2019
In the grand scheme of things, and now that Disney has staked out a number of release dates through 2019 (namely July 28, 2017, April 6, 2018, Aug. 3, 2018, Dec. 25, 2018 and Dec. 20, 2019), we fully expect Jolie to make her return as the gleefully dark fairy at some point before 2019.So Maleficent 2 looks like its set for a Christmas 2019 release.
Which means she will probably start filming this next year given the amount of VFX required.
Elle Fanning, Juno Temple and Brenton Thwaites will also be back.