Angelina Jolie and Director Luc Besson To Team Up for Untitled Action Thriller
Posted 12.12.11 by Ryan
Angelina Jolie may have found herself in legal trouble for her upcoming directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey, but there are still no shortage of roles for the Academy Award–winning actress. Recently attached to star in title role of the biopic Gertrude Bell — which could be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator) — Jolie is also set to appear in a sequel to last year's Salt. But all of those projects will have to take a back seat to Jolie's next project: an untitled thriller that will see Jolie work with director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Professional).
Described as a "dramatic thriller with action," THR reports that Universal Pictures has picked up the distribution rights to the movie, and has set production to begin in Paris next April. Besson will produce and also wrote the untitled movie, which the studio is reportedly claiming will be the director's "return to the genre in which he made his name."
Jolie's In the Land of Blood and Honey is set to open on December 23rd, while Besson's latest directorial effort, The Lady, the biopic of Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will open on December 12th.