Angelina Jolie Replaces Tom Cruise


Yes, you read the headline correctly. Angelina Jolie has officially replaced Tom Cruise in Philip Noyce‘s upcoming thriller Edwin A. Salt. Kurt Wimmer‘s screenplay follows a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy, and must eludes capture while proving that someone else is the traitor. The script will be redrafted to account for the gender change, and the project will be retitled (likely with the name of Jolie’s character). In Wimmer’s original draft, Salt is described as an friendly everyman. I’m guessing that this aspect might also change in the Jolie rewrite – I mean, who is going to confuse Jolie for the “everywoman”? The project has been circled by a few big name stars and appeared on the coveted 2007 black list.

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