Universal Pictures has set Angelina Jolie to star alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in Wanted, the graphic novel adaptation to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The movie will be Jolie’s next, with shooting to begin in Eastern Europe in May.
McAvoy will play a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn shortly thereafter that his dad has been murdered. The youth is drafted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer.
I’m familiar with the role Jolie will be playing, and I think she’s perfect for it. Then again, she’s perfect in anything she does really; this is Angelina Jolie we’re talking about. Although, with Jolie signing on to Wanted, I’m starting to get worried she won’t be in Sin City 2, which should start shooting very soon. That would suck.
Having read the Wanted comic (I’m a huge Mark Millar fan) I can tell you that the movie is going to be awesome. It’s going to be a very different comicbook movie than most moviegoers are used to seeing. Trust me. At least it will be if they stay true to the comic. How’s that for a teaser?