X17 XCLUSIVE - Angelina Jolie Signs On To Replace Charlize Theron In The Tourist
Posted on Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:27 AM PDT

AngelinaJolieEXCLUSIVE-200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Angelina Jolie jetted into Los Angeles on Wednesday for a quick meeting with Sony Pictures executives to sign the deal that will have Jolie replace Charlize Theron in the upcoming film The Tourist.

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.

X17online's exclusive photos also reveal another scoop in this story -- Sony had been looking for a director for the film after previously-attached Bharat Nalluri dropped out and X17's images show Cider House Rules director Lasse Hallstrom walking alongside Jolie after their meeting. The assumption now is the Hallstrom will direct.

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