We have had a constant stream of Instagram photos of Brad but none of Angelina and the kids. We have not seen the kids or read any mention of them at all since LAX. There have been no photos of Angelina in public outside of Kenya. We presume the kids were with her in N/a an kuse but there was no mention of them. There was no update on Shiloh meeting for the first time the cheetahs that were "gifted" to her including the one named after her. At this point, we don't know where the kids are or where they've been since L.A. We assume Angelina has already left Namibia but we have no confirmation that she did or if the kids were with her.
After taking a commercial flight out of L.A., they have been moving around very, very stealthily -- obviously, they have not been flying commercial -- and neither has Brad. To disappear so successfully takes military-style planning and execution.
Alexi Lubomirsky, the photographer, left Windhoek Tuesday afternoon, June 27. If she left at the same time, she would reach Nice early Wednesday, June 28. If she was bound for L. A. she would also arrive Wednesday morning since it's 8 hours behind Windhoek.
- They've all been away close to 2 weeks. Brad will not have been apart from them for more than a few days.
- It will be interesting to see if they will soon be making their way back to L.A., or if they'll be spending an extended time in Miraval, and perhaps take a vacation off the grid. She did not want the media to be around when she paid a courtesy call on the President of Namibia, likely because she did not want to be asked about her travel plans.
-- Miraval is perhaps their best bet for near total privacy. It takes them full circle back to before the plane ride, before Brad's relations with the kids ruptured. A visit now would perhaps be symbolic of full recovery, and would help cement it.
-- It will also be interesting to see if any changes / renovations have been done in the DeMille while they were away.
I checked out Miraval on Google Maps and was quite surprised at how much they've expanded the cultivated sections. It looks mostly for grapes but even the terraced area for olives has been expanded. They've easily doubled or even tripled the planted sections -- a huge expansion -- and it appears additional areas are still being cleared. They're making a big capital commitment to developing Miraval into a viable commercial venture.
They've made the front yard into a football/soccer field
Counting the DeMille, they've had major capital expenditures over the past year. They need to get back to work soon in front of the camera to replenish the coffers. This is no doubt why Brad is eager for WWZ 2 which he convinced David Fincher to direct (WWZ is his biggest hit with $540M). I am sure Universal will give her a generous deal for Bride, grateful that she is willing to take on the risk for their Dark Universe franchise that has no evident audience demand and additionally faces critical skepticism. Her earnings for Bride are unlikely to come close to what she got for Maleficent ($20M plus profit share from $758M+) and what she will likely earn for Maleficent 2. Tom Cruise received $13M and a "generous" back end deal but The Mummy has to be profitable first, and at this point, it isn't clear that it will be.
Oh, regardez qui voilà 👋Merci #BradPitt et #ThomasHouseago pour votre passage dans #ExpoRodin au #GrandPalais ! pic.twitter.com/0ACY5GFlgF— Le Grand Palais (@GrandPalaisRmn) June 28, 2017
Brad Pitt’s breakout role in #ThelmaandLouise almost went to Robert Downey Jr. https://t.co/AFGNdpMohM— Vulture (@vulture) June 27, 2017