Angelina Jolie, 'The Lives Of Others' Writer/Director Now Both Maybes For 'The Tourist'

Last week it was revealed that Angelina Jolie is well on her way to making "The Tourist" her next starring project. Today one more maybe has been revealed: "The Lives of Others" writer/director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. With key stars aligning around the movie, a 2011 release is looking likely.

Jolie's participation in "The Tourist" hinges on finding the right person to direct, Variety reports. Donnersmarck apparently fits the criteria, so expect the dominoes to fall if/when the director's participation is confirmed. Presuming everything works out, "Tourist" will be his first effort since his Oscar-winning work on "The Lives of Others" (2006).

Jolie's would-be starring role in "The Tourist" would cast her as an Interpol agent who involves an American tourist in her plot to nab a criminal, also her former lover. "Terminator Salvation" and "Avatar" star Sam Worthington is already set to play the titular tourist, and his pairing with Jolie should make for a powerful duo. The movie is actually a remake of the 2005 French thriller, "Anthony Zimmer."

Of course, Jolie is no shoe-in. There's still the question of the "Wanted" sequel. Even though her character (spoiler) doesn't survive the events of the first movie (end spoiler), MTV has already learned that there's a plan for bringing her back. How "The Tourist" might change that plan remains to be seen.

Have you seen "Anthony Zimmer"? Does this premise sound cool? Can you see Jolie for the role? Is this a good "Lives of Others" follow-up for Donnersmarck?