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Angelina Jolie and Luc Besson's thriller picked up by Universal

The untitled Angelina Jolie-Luc Besson thriller has found a home. THR reports that Universal has picked up North American rights the drama. The film is described as a “dramatic thriller with action.” I am pretty excited because it is reportedly going to be a mix of Besson’s The Professional and The Fifth Element. Besson wrote the screenplay and is set to produce and direct.

Universal is callling this film Besson’s return to the genre in which he made his name.  The studio will handle 80 percent of worldwide distribution rights to the project. Jolie is set to star in this film next, which will begin shooting April 2012 in Paris.

She just finished her writing and directorial debut for In the Land of Blood and Honey, which opens Dec. 23. She has a number of other projects in her pipeline, including a Gertrude Bell biopic and adaptation of the Kay Scarpetta novels. 
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