Posted on Thu Oct 15, 2009 09:30 PM PDT
An X17 photographer snapped these EXCLUSIVE pix of Angelina Jolie outside of the Sony Studios building in Culver City yesterday after signing the contract to have her replace Charlize Theron in the upcoming film The Tourist.
Jolie flew back to LA from France just to sign the deal and then she immediately jetted off to an unknown location from Van Nuys airport.
X17's photos also reveal another scoop in this story ... Sony had previously been looking for a director for the film after previously-attached Bharat Nalluri dropped out. X17's images show Cider House Rules director Lasse Hallstrom walking alongside Jolie after their meeting ... looks like he's on-board!
The film is a remake of the 2005 French thriller Anthony Zimmer and Jolie is to play a seductress/action role. The Tourist focuses on an American tourist who goes undercover for Interpol to trap a former lover who happens to be a suspected international criminal. Production is set for early next year.
Gee, Angelina as a seductive action hero -- that's new!
SEE THE GALLERY Angelina Signs Deal To Replace Charlize Theron In "The Tourist"
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