I’m sure Columbia didn’t intend for anyone to see the first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Salt in Russia (apart from the Russians obviously) but that’s what’s happened. From the trailer it looks like Jolie has returned to the same action form we saw from her in Tomb Raider and Wanted, although as it is in Russian we can’t really understand what’s going on.
Jolie is seen interrogating a man, who mentions the words ‘Salt’, which seems to cause Jolie to panic as she is then seen running out of the building after blowing out a few windows. Then we see her in a number of disguises as she jumps off bridges, crashes cars, and punches people in the face. I can’t wait for the English version so we can understand why she is acting this way. Allergic to salt maybe?
Well I guess we’ve learned some language skills from this trailer. The Russian word for ‘salt’ is spelt a lot like the English word for ‘coat’. It may come in handy if you ever dine in Russia.
As well as Jolie the film stars Liev Schreiber who plays a character called Winter, Jolie’s ally and supervisor in the CIA’s Russian (how ironic) office. There’s also Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays a counterintelligence officer trying to take her down.
Update: Filmonic reader Austin used his Russian skills and picked this up:
someone is supposed to kill the president and she wants to know who it is and he tells her Salt and she tells him that she is Salt and so he tells her that she is a Russian spy. she denies this.
“who is Salt?”