Brad Pitt has fallen for a beautiful 21-year-old actress who’s the spitting image of his estranged wife Angelina Jolie, according to a new report.
In Touch magazine alleges the actor, 53, has become captivated by British starlet Ella Purnell after casting her in his upcoming TV series, Sweetbitter.
Ironically, Ella previously depicted a young version of Angelina in the 2014 movie ‘Maleficent’.
An insider is quoted as saying, “Brad had Ella in mind [for the new role] from the get-go. He went out of his way to cast her. Ella is incredibly flattered by all the attention she’s getting from Brad. She’s told friends he’s always been her No. 1 celebrity crush.”
But while Brad is excited about the prospect of dating Ella, news of the pair’s blooming new romance is said to have upset Angelina.
“She absolutely hates that Brad is cavorting with someone who played the teenage version of her in a film,” dished In Touch’s source.
But it was added, “He realises the huge age difference, and that everyone would look at the relationship as a midlife crisis mistake. [But] he’s taken with Ella’s spunky, funny demeanor and formidable acting skills.”
Brad and Ella have yet to comment on the claims.