Even when the studios are promoting major productions it can sometimes be difficult to get the big stars out onto the red carpet. God Grew Tired Of Us, an independently made documentary about four Somalian immigrants, pulled off quite a coup, therefore, when it managed to attract some of the biggest names in the industry to its LA premiere.
Brad Pitt and his Oscar-winning partner Angelina Jolie were both in attendance for the event, along with silver screen favourite Nicole Kidman and renowned character actor Edward Norton. At first glance the movie, which follows the experiences of four young boys as they try to escape their war-torn homeland and build a new life in the US, might not seem typical Hollywood fare. The flick became something of a cause celebre, though, as Brad teamed up with Nicole to make sure it got made.
While the Babel star acted as executive producer on the flick, his Australian collaborator stepped into the role of narrator. And, given Angelina’s work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, it would be fair to assume Brad’s partner was also keen to see the fruits of their work. Brad and Nicole’s efforts certainly seem to have paid off as the film has received glowing reviews, as well as two awards at the Sundance Festival.