Tom Cruise recently left espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt, which then got attention from some big name actors…until Angelina Jolie said she was interested. Her interest caused the studio to rewrite the script and change the lead character to a female to accommodate Jolie. Talk about power!
Jolie is close to a deal to play the title character, a CIA officer who’s accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy and must elude capture long enough to establish her innocence.
“Edwin A. Salt” will undergo a title change, and if everything falls into place, the film shapes up as a return vehicle for Jolie, who recently gave birth to twins.
I am not surprised this has happened, considering Wanted more than tripled its budget. This proved that Angelina Jolie can sell action movies, so if she wants to star in your movie why turn her down? You are guaranteed a profit and I think having Jolie instead of Cruise is a huge improvement considering his recent movies haven’t exactly set the box office alight.
I have a feeling it could be another 2 hour long posing contest, but it’s Angelina Jolie so who cares?