We haven’t seen Angelina Jolie on screen since The Tourist, as she’s been busy with her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey. She does have a few things, such as Cleopatra, in development, but nothing that looks like it’ll be happening anytime soon. Now she’s signed up for a new movie, as THR reports that she’s attached to star in Gertrude Bell.
Ridley Scott is set to direct the biopic of Bell, who was a seminal Middle East figure in the early 1900s, after leaving her upper-class English roots behind. She established the boundaries and framework for what would become the countries Jordan and Iraq. During World War I, she became a spy for British Intelligence, and her work helped put an end to the Ottoman Empire.
Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) is writing the movie, with the screenplays currently being reworked to suit Angelina Jolie. However it isn’t certain when the film might get made, as despite the presence of Scott and Jolie, it’s not set up at a studio as yet. The film is one of three projects that Ridley Scott may direct after he finishes work on Prometheus. Gucci is another movie the director is considering as well as the murder mystery Child 44, but it isn’t known which he will choose (or when).
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