A theory I've seen discussed elsewhere is that they're not going for the pretty boy/beefcake pics, setting up that he's almost 40, and going for a different direction that previous shoots.
It's the aesthetic of the entire shoot for every actor - they're going for gritty and non glamorous. Or how bad can we make beautiful movie stars look to show they're serious actors. Scarlett and Brads are even worse.
I agree. Brad Pitt looks like a homeless person that does nothing but drinks and smokes all day. And Scarlett is usually very photogenic. These pics are not her best. And I have to mention the shirt Adam Sandler is wearing. It looks like he stole it from a ladies plus size store. Honestly he could fit someone else in it with him. Joaquin and Shia were there own clothes. Chris should have done the same thing