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Angelina Jolie to Replace Tom Cruise in Edwin A. Salt


So, perhaps the name will just be Edwina Salt?
In a curious gender switch and swapping of big Hollywood names, the espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt will now feature Angelina Jolie in the starring role, as a replacement for Tom Cruise. Apparently, Jolie "took a liking" to the script.

Jolie: The extremely profitable action star.
Variety has more details on this change of events:

After Universal beefed up Jolie's role in Wanted and then marketed the action film squarely on Jolie's shoulders and watched it gross $132 million domestically, Jolie reestablished, in the wake of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, that she is the rare female who is viable in the action genre, which has been almost the exclusive domain of men.

Probably a smart move.
While I know not everyone loves Jolie, she didn't get quite as many comments as Tom Cruise did from people saying they would boycott any movie she's in. As for Cruise himself, he's rumored to be possibly starring in a comedy titled Food Fight, in which Cruise would play "a snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria."

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raieven raieven 8 years
Awesome, it's about time women got some good, meaty roles. I like it even more because it was written originally for a man, I just hope they don't change the script too much.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I'm w/ suziyder, I'm not a fan of either. But I do find it really weird that they can replace Tom Cruise with Angelina... Holy opposites, Batman.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Ugh, I'm so tired of both of them and don't feel compelled to see any of their movies....
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
I wont be watching :-P
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
Even though I'm not a big fan of Angelina's, I think it's pretty funny that the part that was once Tom Cruise's is now hers.
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