Angelina Jolie Considering ‘Unforgiven’ Role Based On British Miniseries

GK Films is tailoring script for the 'Salt' star.

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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