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Cruise out, Jolie in

08.11.2008

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It's not that uncommon for a project to go from one high-paid star to another, but it's rare for the star to change gender (without makeup or other procedure).

But now Angelina Jolie is stepping in for Tom Cruise on the much-buzzed spy thriller EDWIN A. SALT.

Philip Noyce (A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) is still attached to direct the script from Kurt Wimmer (EQUILIBRIUM), which will get a new title (duh) and a few other alterations to accomodate the sudden breasts.

Jolie will play a CIA officer accused of being a Russian sleeper spy and must evade capture long enough to prove her innocence, which will presumably inolve shooting and hitting numerous people. The perception is that her sweaty form helped catapult the flashy flick WANTED to its brawny box office take, so putting her in another action lead seems like a safe bet.

Cruise, meanwhile, is reportedly looking for another comedy after getting positive notices for his part in TROPIC THUNDER.

Extra Tidbit: Why don't they just call it EDWINA SALT? Isn't Edwina a sexy name?
Source: Variety

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9:37AM on 08/13/2008
Stupid double posting computer
Stupid double posting computer
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9:36AM on 08/13/2008
pYjamas: No good movies with her....uh? Girl Interupted (which she won an Oscar for), Gia (won a Golden Globe & an Emmy for, she has 2 Emmys by the way) and A Mighty Heart...which she won various Awards for but was snubbed come Oscar time.....Have you seen any of these??
pYjamas: No good movies with her....uh? Girl Interupted (which she won an Oscar for), Gia (won a Golden Globe & an Emmy for, she has 2 Emmys by the way) and A Mighty Heart...which she won various Awards for but was snubbed come Oscar time.....Have you seen any of these??
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8:01AM on 08/13/2008
maybe i'm being a bit prejudiced against jolie, but she's not a favorite of mine. Maybe I just haven't seen a good movie with her in it. i kinda agree that tom cruise seems to have that asshole vibe but i still think he's the better actor of the two. haven't seen magnolia yet but planning to.
maybe i'm being a bit prejudiced against jolie, but she's not a favorite of mine. Maybe I just haven't seen a good movie with her in it. i kinda agree that tom cruise seems to have that asshole vibe but i still think he's the better actor of the two. haven't seen magnolia yet but planning to.
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10:28PM on 08/12/2008

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I think what hollywoodgods' point was that WHEN she picks good scripts, she's good. Which, yes, has happened. Say she has questionable taste in scripts, but she can act. If this script is good, she'll be good in it. I'm tired of Tom Cruise playing characters that are supposed to be nice guys, when he ALWAYS has this creepy-asshole vibe going on underneath the surface that he can't act himself out of. It's why he was so great in Magnolia, the rare movie that used him for what he is: A weird jerk
I think what hollywoodgods' point was that WHEN she picks good scripts, she's good. Which, yes, has happened. Say she has questionable taste in scripts, but she can act. If this script is good, she'll be good in it. I'm tired of Tom Cruise playing characters that are supposed to be nice guys, when he ALWAYS has this creepy-asshole vibe going on underneath the surface that he can't act himself out of. It's why he was so great in Magnolia, the rare movie that used him for what he is: A weird jerk with problems.
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3:31PM on 08/12/2008

.......

Er..... i think she has an oscar doesnt she?
Er..... i think she has an oscar doesnt she?
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9:47AM on 08/12/2008
jolie underrated? jolie picks good scripts? WAAAAAAAY overrated and are you for real are the right answers. cruise may be a little nuts but he can act. that's what matters. case closed.
jolie underrated? jolie picks good scripts? WAAAAAAAY overrated and are you for real are the right answers. cruise may be a little nuts but he can act. that's what matters. case closed.
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2:35AM on 08/12/2008

Fugitive

Mission Impossible I, Mission Impossible III, Minority Report. War of the Worlds.

Would we really needed to have seen Cruise in another movie where's he on the run from someone or something?
Mission Impossible I, Mission Impossible III, Minority Report. War of the Worlds.

Would we really needed to have seen Cruise in another movie where's he on the run from someone or something?
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12:14AM on 08/12/2008

Hells yeah

I'm loving this switch. I think Jolie is underrated and when she picks good scripts she shines.
I'm loving this switch. I think Jolie is underrated and when she picks good scripts she shines.
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11:23PM on 08/11/2008
Say "Oh Edwina" out loud, see where that gets ya.
Say "Oh Edwina" out loud, see where that gets ya.
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11:20PM on 08/11/2008
With the exception of Magnolia, I'd take Angelina in place of Tom in anything. Like Eyes Wide Shut, that woulda been pretty cool.
With the exception of Magnolia, I'd take Angelina in place of Tom in anything. Like Eyes Wide Shut, that woulda been pretty cool.
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10:08PM on 08/11/2008

Hey..

Anjelina?
Come on. G.
Anjelina?
Come on. G.
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9:46PM on 08/11/2008
I can't believe her stock went so high after her Wanted performance, but good for her.
I can't believe her stock went so high after her Wanted performance, but good for her.
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9:21PM on 08/11/2008

Mmmm....

I'm totally there and if she has a Russian accent at any point in the movie.....*tentpole*.
I'm totally there and if she has a Russian accent at any point in the movie.....*tentpole*.
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9:14PM on 08/11/2008

DAVE!

You beat me to the punch there! DANG IT!
You beat me to the punch there! DANG IT!
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