Movie beauty Angelina Jolie and hunky Val Kilmer have been getting to know each other - in preparation for their roles as husband and wife in Alexander THE GREAT.

The actors have been meeting each other regularly at the L'ERMITAGE hotel in Los Angeles's posh Beverly Hills district, before they head out to start filming in Morocco next week (ends19OCT03).

A guest tells British paper THE NEWS OF THE WORLD, "They were at the bar for about an hour and a half. I saw them going in the lift together afterwards."

12/10/2003 12:59