Angelina Jolie to Work Next on an Untitled Thriller With Director Luc Besson?
Posted 06.30.12 by Ryan
While we already have had our first look at Angelina Jolie's next role in Disney's upcoming Maleficent, the actress has been slowly gathering several possible projects to follow. It looks like the actress will be shooting an untitled thriller with director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Professional).
The thriller was originally supposed to shoot in April, but Jolie's attachment to Maleficent superseded the untitled movie. Described as a "dramatic thriller with action," few details about the movie have been revealed, though Universal Pictures liked it enough to has pick up the distribution rights. According to Variety, the thriller is set to start shooting in early 2013, which, unless Jolie fits something else into her schedule, would make the movie her next project.
Jolie is also attached to the biopic Gertrude Bell with director Ridley Scott as well as a sequel to 2010's Salt.
Besson, meanwhile, will shoot the comedic crime thriller Malavita next with Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones and, as reported in the same Variety piece, is also set to write and direct an English-language, live-action adaptation of the sci-fi comic book series Valerian created by Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières in 1967. The multi-volume graphic novel followed the adventures of space and time traveling agent Valerina and his red-haired sidekick Laureline. Like the Jolie thriller, the adaptation of Valerian has no title yet.