Morning Briefing: Jolie Joins WANTED

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Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of WANTED, the adaptation of the Mark Millar/JG Jones comic, Variety reports. Globe-trotting baby-collector Jolie joins James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the film, which will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov whose hard-to-spell name is sure to lean to much mirth here at Stately Beat Manor.

Pic will be Jolie’s next, with shooting to begin in Eastern Europe in May.

McAvoy will play a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn shortly thereafter that his dad has been murdered. The youth is drafted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer.

Script was originated by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and Jolie took the role after a rewrite by Dean Georgaris (“Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life”) to tailor the character for her.


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Comments

  1. Check the Newsarama board for soume mouth droppingly racist discourse. It’s kinda funny in a morbid way. Then again the Newsarama always is.

  2. Hmmm… Is it just me or does this sound like it’s been a bit stripped of the superhero-y stuff:

    “McAvoy will play a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn shortly thereafter that his dad has been murdered. The youth is drafted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer.”

  3. Glenn Simpson says:

    Regarding Keith’s question – I had the same question. I’ve never read Wanted – are they taking out the word “Super-Villain” and using “Assassin”? In this day and age, why?

  4. Jonathan says:

    We’re missing the main point here folks: one of the selling points is supposedly that a re-write was done by Mr. Tomb Raider. Does no one see how awfully this implies they will ruin one of my favorite recent mini-series???

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