Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ‘Button’ Up

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in their home-away-from-home New Orleans last night to attend a special screening of Pitt’s latest flick, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Jolie, 33, rocked a white dress by Scott L’Wren for the occasion. Pitt made the scene in a three-piece Tom Ford suit, accessorized by a sweet, sweet ‘stache.

The film, directed by David Fincher and written by Eric Roth (whose credits include Forrest Gump), stars 45-year-old Pitt as a man born in his 80s who ages backward, with sexy and confounding results. Based on a 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the movie is set in New Orleans.

“This [movie] is like a love letter to New Orleans, from beginning to end,” Pitt told reporters last night.

Maybe so, but that love letter comes with a hefty C.O.D. charge; Louisiana taxpayers chipped in $27 million for the film’s budget, thanks to a state law. Maybe Pitt can dip into his furniture budget and flow some of that scratch back to the people.

Seriously though, Pitts efforts to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and love for that city are well-known and producing results.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button opens on December 25.