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Angelina Jolie will be Ridley Scott's Gertrude Bell

11.18.2011

What's Ridley Scott to do when his next film doesn't have a male lead for Russell Crowe to take? Well, look elsewhere, and in his search he's found that Angelina Jolie would best fit the titular role of GERTRUDE BELL.

Scott is producing the film, and is circling the director's chair. The movie tells the story of a woman known as the "female Lawrence of Arabia" who had a large role in establishing Jordan and Iraq in the early 20th century.

There's actually a rival project about Bell in the works from Werner Herzog, which he's been working on the last few year and has had Naomi Watts in talks to take the lead. As we've learned from the recent dueling Snow White projects, someone's gotta lose. I'd put my money on Scott and Jolie coming out on top if this moves forward.

This could be Scott's next picture after PROMETHEUS, though he has other options in the form of murder mystery CHILD 44 and fashion drama GUCCI. Wasn't he supposed to be doing a MONOPOLY movie at some point?

Extra Tidbit: Annnd this is what Gertrude Bell actually looked like.
Source: THR

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8:33AM on 11/21/2011
Angelina Jolie has already convinced me! She looks surprisingly like a typical person from the North East of England in the early 20th century!
Perhaps she'll consider doing a Catherine Cookson drama for an encore? It'd look well-authentic, marra!
Angelina Jolie has already convinced me! She looks surprisingly like a typical person from the North East of England in the early 20th century!
Perhaps she'll consider doing a Catherine Cookson drama for an encore? It'd look well-authentic, marra!
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11:03AM on 11/19/2011
I'd always take Werner Herzog over Ridley Scott. Because Herzog is always interesting.
I'd always take Werner Herzog over Ridley Scott. Because Herzog is always interesting.
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1:40PM on 11/18/2011

I'll take that bet

compare Ridley Scott's last three movies to Herzog's last eight (the man's been on a roll). How can you say with a straight face, the Ridley Scott and Angolie Jolie have the edge?
compare Ridley Scott's last three movies to Herzog's last eight (the man's been on a roll). How can you say with a straight face, the Ridley Scott and Angolie Jolie have the edge?
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12:08PM on 11/18/2011

I didnt think it could...

but this sounds worse and even more boring than Joile in Cleopatra. Who is the audience for this by the way? I mean besides the obvious Oscar push its looking for?
but this sounds worse and even more boring than Joile in Cleopatra. Who is the audience for this by the way? I mean besides the obvious Oscar push its looking for?
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10:49AM on 11/18/2011
I'm 99% sure he said the BLADE RUNNER sequel would be his next film.
I'm 99% sure he said the BLADE RUNNER sequel would be his next film.
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10:58AM on 11/19/2011
Yeah, and he was gonna make a Monopoly movie, too
Yeah, and he was gonna make a Monopoly movie, too
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