Though it was only announced only last month, things are moving so fast on Angelina Jolie's next directorial effort that filming actually begins today.
Jolie has penned and will both direct and star in "By the Sea" alongside partner Brad Pitt as her co-star and fellow producer. Production is now underway in Malta and has commandeered Mgarr ix-Xini beach on the Mediterranean island through November 10th. It's unclear at present if stage work will be necessary at another location.
The schedule means Jolie will wrap the film by the time the press tour for her previous directorial effort and potential awards candidate "Unbroken" begins in December.
Story details remain under wraps other than it being a "intimate, character-driven drama". It will likely score a release sometime in 2015.
Source: The Malta Independent