Angelina Jolie To Replace Tom Cruise In Upcoming Film
Posted on Tue Aug 12, 2008 08:32 AM PDT

Angelina Jolie BPITTLOVE060805_09_X17.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie is set to replace Tom Cruise as the lead in the upcoming espionage thriller, Edwin A. Salt according to Variety.

Though Cruise had long shown interest in the project, that ended recently, and the studio has decided to change the gender of the lead role, and the movie will be rewritten for Jolie. The protagonist is a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy, who must dodge her fellow agents until she can prove her innocence. After doing action films like Wanted, Tomb Raider, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the role should be a breeze for the 33-year-old actress.

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