Angelina Jolie to star in thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead

Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husb…

Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.

The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husband Brad Pitt, as well as directing 2017 biographical drama First They Killed My Father.

But according to editors at Deadline, Jolie has now lined up her next feature, an adaptation of Michael Koryta’s 2014 novel of the same name.

Sheridan will be directing and penning the script, which will be set against the backdrop of the endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. It has not yet been confirmed which character Jolie will play, though shooting is expecting to begin in May (19) after Sheridan completes work on the second season of his TV series Yellowstone. No other casting details have been announced.

Jolie has several other films in the pipeline, as she recently wrapped filming on Disney’s Maleficent 2, in which she reprised her role as Maleficent from the 2014 movie. She is also in the post-production phases of animated flick The One and Only Ivan, where she voices the character of Stella.

In addition, the 43-year-old will play Rose in Brenda Chapman’s Come Away, which has been described as a prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

Meanwhile, Sheridan has carved a name for himself in the gritty thriller genre, having written the screenplays for 2015’s Sicario and its follow-up movie Sicario 2: Soldado. He also wrote the story for 2016’s Hell or High Water and 2017 crime-drama Wind River, on which he made his directorial debut. It is unclear whether or not he is still making an action-thriller titled Fast, which was set to feature Chris Pratt as an ex-special forces commander.

Maleficent 2 is set for release in May 2020.

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Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito join voice cast of The One and Only Ivan

Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito have been added to the voice cast of Disney’s The One and Only Ivan. The British actress and Matilda star have signed on to voice animated characters in the film, which centres on a silverback gorilla named Ivan and other…

Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito have been added to the voice cast of Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.

The British actress and Matilda star have signed on to voice animated characters in the film, which centres on a silverback gorilla named Ivan and other animals who live in a cage in a shopping mall. Further details about their roles have not been revealed at this stage.

They join the likes of Sam Rockwell, who will voice the titular Ivan, Angelina Jolie, who will portray Stella the elephant, and The Florida Project’s breakout child star Brooklynn Prince, who will voice a baby elephant named Ruby, a newcomer to the mall who inspires Ivan to plot their escape from captivity.

The movie will be a blend of live-action and CGI animation, and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston leads the acting cast, which also includes Ariana Greenblatt, who plays the young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, Ramon Rodriguez, Indira Varma, and Eleanor Matsuura.

The Disney adaptation went into production at Pinewood Studios outside of London this week (begs30Apr18) and is being directed by Thea Sharrock, who helmed the 2016 tearjerker Me Before You.

Ariana shared a behind-the-scenes look at the production on social media by sharing a picture of her getting her hair touched up as she reads a document while in a chair labelled “Julia”, her character.

“Set life #TheOneAndOnlyIvan,” she wrote in the caption alongside clapperboard and U.K. flag emojis.

Screenwriter and actor Mike White, whose previous work includes Pitch Perfect 3, School of Rock and The Emoji Movie, has written the script based on Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal-winning book. Jolie is producing the project alongside Brigham Taylor and the late Allison Shearmur, who passed away in January.

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