New mom (again) Angelina Jolie will take time away from momhood to star alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in ‘Wanted.’
Action pic is based on graphic novel that Russian director Timur Bekmambetov (‘Nochnoy dozor’ – 2004) will direct from a script originated by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and rewritten by Dean Georgaris (‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’)
Universal Pictures will produce film about 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 his father’s example. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer.
Pic starts shooting in Eastern Europe in May.
Jolie will next be seen starring as Mariane Pearl in “A Mighty Heart,” produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B. Paramount Vantage will open pic June 22.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.