Are Angelina Jolie & David Beckham teaming up for Armani ads?

Angelina Jolie
According to a handful of sources, Angelina Jolie has quietly signed on to be the face of Armani’s new fragrance. Allegedly, Jolie will be starring in a major ad campaign, likely for Fall/Winter of 2009 or Spring of 2010. I’m speaking cautiously because I haven’t found a really legitimate source on this rumor, but it is perfectly possible that Jolie signed on quietly. According to a report that originated in Life and Style a week ago, a fashion-industry source was quoted as saying: “Armani rolled up the Brink’s truck for Angelina, because frankly, she’s worth it. For this fragrance push, they needed a true A-lister, and Angelina is the biggest, most dynamic female star in the world.” The deal comes with “creative oversight” for the print and television campaign, and the same insider says “She’s giving a lot of input on that stuff already, picking the photographers and directors. The campaign is going to be bold.”

Now the rumor has shifted – not only will Angelina be starring in this epic ad campaign, Armani might have recruited David Beckham and his big black bulge to act as La Jolie’s costars. Beckham is already the “face” (re: The Bulge) of Armani underwear, or whatever fancy name they’ve given Armani man-panties. But, according to this report, Victoria Beckham, her rooster tail and her cold, dead eyes are not welcome in this alleged ad campaign – it’s just going to be David and Angelina, together at last:

Angelina Jolie is set to star in an advert with David Beckham.

The Oscar-winning beauty has signed a deal with Emporio Armani and the Italian fashion house is keen for her to team up with the handsome soccer star – who has appeared in a number of their campaigns, including some with wife Victoria.

A source said: “When you have David Beckham and Angelina Jolie signed up to your fashion house it’s a no-brainer to link them up.

“They appeal to a diverse audience and a collaboration would create so much publicity it would push Armani head and shoulders above their rivals. There are a few contract issues to be addressed but marketing experts are being tasked with coming up with clever ideas for a print campaign.”

However, bosses are keen to make sure the adverts are not to risque as they don’t want to ruin the committed family image both Jolie and Beckham have.

The source added: “The two are exceptionally beautiful on camera but both are in committed relationships so the advert would have to be sexy without offending their partners.”

Jolie raises six children with partner Brad Pitt, while Beckham has just celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with Victoria, who he has three sons with.

Beckham signed a deal with Armani in 2007, while Jolie was named as their new face two weeks ago.

[From Ireland Online]

If any of this is true, I hope Angelina exerts her creative control to get Armani a new stylist, because whoever has been styling the latest Beckham ads should be fired and perhaps slapped a few times. Armani used to have interesting ad campaigns, but lately they’ve just seemed like budget Calvin Klein ads, which is sad. I’d actually love to see any commercial David and Angelina would make together – just as long as David doesn’t speak. His voice destroys the fantasy. All I can say is that if there’s any truth to this, Posh is going to have a fit.

David Beckham is shown playing in Milan vs. Palermo on 4/26/09. Angelina Jolie is shown at the BAFTA Awards on 2/8/09. Credit: PRPhotos.

 

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  1. Cheyenne says:

    Oh boy, I can see the rumors mill going into hyperdrive: HOMEWRECKER ANGIE STEALS DAVE FROM POSH — BRAD DEVASTATED — YADDA YADDA YADDA.

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  2. geronimo says:

    Bizarre. Their ‘brands’ are light years apart. Just because both photograph well is not a good reason to put them together in an ad campaign. Surprised also that they’re willing to share ad space.

  3. lisa says:

    This is just what most of these are..RUMORS that will be proven untrue.. If Armani had gotten Angie for this they would be shouting this from the roof tops. Not letting it leak and ruining the big annoucement. And I am sure the Angie haters would love it to no end having a chance to trash her regarding David B. She has the man she wants and life she wants. So stop it before it gets legs.. this is just So not True. Plus the only national ad campaign she has ever done was St. Johns.

  4. nnn says:

    I don’t like David and Angelina. they don’t fit together. Angelina’s beauty has some character, some deth. David seems all su suerficial.

    A co star for Angie should be someone who dislay more magnetism…someone like Olovier Maritonez would be erfect.

  5. wow says:

    Over Posh’s “dead” body.

  6. Cheyenne says:

    According to another website, this is another bullshit rumor that is making the rounds of the internet. Life & Style is about as reliable a source as In Touch (its sister publication).

    Bottom line: believe this when you see it.

  7. truth-SF says:

    That is a fake rumor that was started by a fake gossip blog.

  8. Feebee says:

    @ wow – my initial reaction exactly.

  9. LOL Posh Spice would never allow this to happen.

  10. Lola says:

    Victoria, watch your back! She is a big husband stealer! And she is getting uglier and uglier.

  11. sure says:

    that would be way too hot so I doubt this rumor is true. Plus, i doubt Brad would let her do it. since getting with brad angelina has barely kissed a guy in her movies.

  12. Not True says:

    God. Not again. You really need better sources. Jolie IS NOT the spokesmodel for Armani’s new fragrance. It’s some chick name Kasa Smutniak, and no, I didn’t make that name up. When rumors like this surface you may want to actually go straight to the company itself and see if they’ve posted information that’s contradictory to what those lying tabloid hacks claim. Anybody who believes what they read in the tabloids is sucker of the first order. Give me a few million bucks and I’ll let you have the Brooklyn Bridge. Sheesh.

    I don’t think links are allowed here, so copy and paste address below and put “www.” in front of “giorgioarmani.com”

    giorgioarmani.com/pressRelease/pressDetail?prid=64&year=2009%20%20%20%20&language=EN

    17.06.2009
    IDOLE D’ARMANI – THE NEW GIORGIO ARMANI FRAGRANCE
    Kasia Smutniak

    Giorgio Armani is proud to announce his new signature women’s fragrance, Idole d’Armani. Actress Kasia Smutniak will be the face of the advertising campaign, due to be unveiled in July during the Haute Couture Week in Paris.

    “I chose Kasia to be the face of my new fragrance, IDOLE d’ARMANI, because she has a fresh and modern appeal which combines true feminine sensuality and rare beauty with inner strength of character. She embodies the spirit of the IDOLE d’ARMANI woman perfectly”, said Giorgio Armani.

    Idole d’Armani will be available in stores worldwide from September 2009.

    For further information, please contact:

    Amee Boyle / Mario Zaccardi / Annalisa Pirotta

    Tel. +39 02 831061 Fax +39 02 83106041

  13. Cinderella says:

    AJ and DB would be hot, provided NEITHER spoke.

  14. Lala says:

    Lola – please go take your medicine because your insecurity is really pathetic. Stealing someone husband – it is not a piece of fruit that you can steal. I am sorry but woman like you need some self confidence and you won’t be making stupid comments like that. Grow up and get a real man for yourself.

  15. Bu says:

    Prison tat perfume by AJ and Becks! So prison sexy!

  16. pukealina says:

    i dont think they should put jolie pittt clan in the same league with the beckhams. too far apart. beckhams legally committed and they dont have it on someone else’s pain. besides beckhams never, never sold their kids pic for whatsoever reasons.

  17. nnn says:

    lol someone’s else s pain ! As if a 40 year old divorcee without any children and with multiple lovers, first one being shortly after signing the divorce papaers, can be credible talking about her pain after 5 years of living la vida loca in several men’s arms.

    And it’s not like David Beckham didn’t hurt his wife nor his children when he cheated on her with at least three lovers when he was playing in Madrid even when Vic was pregnant of his third child. It’s not like David isn’t notoriousely known in Europe for having misstresses here and there when Vic is not around.

    Thank God, Victoria has more class and maturity than what’s her name to deal with her personal business privately. She always refused to market her sorrow/pain to the media and never cave in to the public provocations of her husband mistresses who even called her out.

    But then again, she is a real mature woman who doesn’t exploit nor market her legitimate pain and keep her dirty laundry behind closed doors.

  18. Nneikha says:

    looks like Joli’s looking for some action!!!:)