Posted on Wed Dec 7, 2011 01:00 PM PDT
Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in an upcoming Luc Besson-directed dramatic thriller, according to Deadline.
While Jolie recently signed with the talent agency IFA to "help her find smaller character-based roles in independent projects," it seems like she'll be returning to her action star roots with this gig.
Deadline reports that the flick is "rooted in true scientific elements", which would put it in the same category as Besson's earlier works like The Fifth Element. Jolie is set to team up with Ridley Scott on a historical biopic about Gertrude Bell, but she would likely begin work on the Besson flick before the Ridley project. Jolie is also involved with the untitled Maleficent film, and she is "getting closer" to playing medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in the movie based on Patricia Cornwell's best-selling book series.
Jolie is currently promoting her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey, and even though she's currently embroiled in a copyright infringement lawsuit, it seems as though the film will push forward with its December 23 release date.
Can't wait to hear more about this!
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