Oh, Mr. Aronofsky, what are you up to?
Hot on the heels of news that the director of the upcoming "Black Swan" has been offered the director's chair for the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" comes word that there may be a potentially even bigger project on the table.
The Playlist reports that screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga ("Babel") has written the adaptation of the non-fiction book, "The Tiger," for producers Aronofsky and Brad Pitt -- and the writer has revealed that location scouting is set to begin later this year.
And, apparently, the stars are attempting to align themselves to allow Angelina Jolie to co-star with Pitt.
This might be the reason Aronofsky has been stalling in making an official decision on what his next project will be. He's also been offered the director's chair for "Tales of the Gangster Squad" at Warner Bros.
"The Tiger" tells the story of an animal activist who must protect a Siberian town when it starts being attack by a tiger. The book was written by John Vaillant.
This doesn't mark the first time Aronofsky and Pitt have (sort of) worked together -- if you remember, Pitt was set to star in "The Fountain" before he left the project during its early development. He was later replaced by Hugh Jackman, who probably personally recommended Aronofsky to Fox to call the shots on the new "Wolverine."
Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, opens Dec. 1.