Angelina Jolie to Replace Tom Cruise in Edwin A. Salt



So, perhaps the name will just be Edwina Salt?
In a curious gender switch and swapping of big Hollywood names, the espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt will now feature Angelina Jolie in the starring role, as a replacement for Tom Cruise. Apparently, Jolie "took a liking" to the script.

Jolie: The extremely profitable action star.
Variety has more details on this change of events:

After Universal beefed up Jolie's role in Wanted and then marketed the action film squarely on Jolie's shoulders and watched it gross $132 million domestically, Jolie reestablished, in the wake of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, that she is the rare female who is viable in the action genre, which has been almost the exclusive domain of men.

Probably a smart move.
While I know not everyone loves Jolie, she didn't get quite as many comments as Tom Cruise did from people saying they would boycott any movie she's in. As for Cruise himself, he's rumored to be possibly starring in a comedy titled Food Fight, in which Cruise would play "a snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria."

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