A sizzling photo from the July issue of W magazine is part of a 60-page pictorial the stars dreamed up to show a fictional 1960s marriage on the verge of collapse.
It's a subject Pitt is painfully aware of in real-life — his marriage to Jennifer Aniston (search) went kaput after he reportedly took up with Jolie on the set of their new spy thriller, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." (search)
He says seemingly happy couples can be haunted by an "unidentifiable malaise."
"You don't know what's wrong because the marriage is everything you signed up for," Pitt tells W.
For months, Pitt, 41, and Jolie, 30, repeatedly denied being more than good friends — despite the fact that they were seen vacationing together in Africa with her 3-year-old son, Maddox.
But now, they're officially straddling the fence.
"People want an answer about what's happening in my life and my family, but I need to know what's happening first. And I don't plan to discuss it before then," Jolie says.
Pitt says cryptically, "Well, I just don't want to ... I really don't ... let me see. I'm really wary, in this particular climate, of commenting. I just can't find any safe bets."
Still, Pitt insists that despite the collapse of his marriage, it was "a total success ... We made it for seven years — that's five years more than I made it with anyone else."
Whatever the truth of Brad and Angelina's relationship, there's no question from these sensuous snaps that the pair has chemistry.
In her interview, Jolie calls Pitt "very genuine."
"You can read him, and you can feel that there's something open and approachable and interesting," she says. "And he's just very real ... He's very solid. I think you know you can count on him."