Angelina Jolie’s schedule is rapidly filling up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that she’ll be writing and directing her first feature, a love story set during the Bosnian War, which she’ll also produce with Graham King. Now, she may have a new starring role coming up as well, for a movie that King will also produce.
The producer’s GK Films is developing a feature adaptation of the 2009 U.K. miniseries “Unforgiven” for Jolie to star in, Deadline reports. A director hasn’t been set yet, but “The Usual Suspects” writer Christopher McQuarrie is taking care of the script.
“Unforgiven,” not to be confused with the Oscar-winning 1992 Western starring Clint Eastwood, follows a woman who is newly released from jail after serving a 15-year sentence for the murder of two police officers. The killing happened when attempts were made to evict her and her family from their home. Now free, all the ex-con wants is to live in peace, a desire not easily fulfilled thanks to a revenge plot staged by one of her victims’ two sons.
The original U.K. version aired as a three-part miniseries early last year. Suranne Jones starred as Ruth Slater, the role that Jolie is up for. Jones has done a fair bit of U.K. television, and is probably best known for her role as Karen McDonald on the soap opera “Coronation Street.”
Jolie is having a strong year at the movies. Earlier this summer, she starred in the box-office hit “Salt,” a Russian-spy thriller that has so far grossed more than $200 million worldwide. In December she stars opposite Johnny Depp in “The Tourist,” a King-produced thriller directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck that was recently moved up from its previously planned 2011 release.
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