Angelina Jolie may be on the verge of taking a year off from film, but before that happens she is positively giddy about one more upcoming role, calling her next shoot “an amazing chance to work with an amazing man, a hero of mine.”
“I’m looking forward to a film I get to do with Clint Eastwood. It’s so cool. And it’s a great script,” the Oscar winner told MTV News on the eve of the release of her latest drama, “A Mighty Heart.”
The film she’s referring to is the forthcoming “The Changeling”, a drama she describes as “a real story of a child who was kidnapped in 1928…and [the] cover-up by the LAPD.” Earlier this year Variety reported that Jolie would play “a woman whose son is abducted but retrieved; she suspects, however, that the returned child is not her kid.”
“The Changeling” will mark Eastwood’s first return to the director’s chair since his one-two punch in 2006 of “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.” No word yet on whether Eastwood will appear in the film.
The combination of a master director like Eastwood (can a director be in his prime in his 70s?) and Jolie looks to be a duo made in movie heaven. Jolie certainly seems to believe that to be the case, gushing to MTV News about Eastwood’s famed workmanlike approach to shooting, “I’ve heard it’s great. I’ve heard it’s very quick. You’ve got to get your stuff together and get ready because he doesn’t linger…which I think is wonderful. He expects people to come prepared and get on with their work.”
Jolie told MTV shooting on “The Changeling” is set to begin in Los Angeles in October. Knowing Eastwood it will probably wrap in late October.
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