The film that originally was set to star Tom Cruise opposite Charlize Theron may now give us a completely different look with Sam Worthington opposite Angelina Jolie. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the long-delayed remake of the 2005 French thriller Anthony Zimmer (now called The Tourist) has lost Theron as its lead actress, along with Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) as its director.
Would You Rather: Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron in 'The Tourist'?
In place of Theron, THR tells us Angelina Jolie is in talks to star, while producers scurry to find a Jolie-approved director. The film fits fairly comfortably into Jolie's wheelhouse as it follows the story of an American tourist who goes undercover on behalf of Interpol to try to entrap her former lover, a suspected global criminal. Worthington, hot off Terminator Salvation, Avatar and the upcoming Clash of the Titans, is set to star as the hottie globe-trotting criminal, and Jolie would play our American tourist.
To be honest, it sounds like Jolie doesn't want to stray too far from familiar territory having just finished shooting the covert CIA operative flick Salt – a film that feels very similar in tone and concept to this one. Is Jolie slowly becoming a one-note actress content with only starring in run-of-the-mill thrillers about secret operatives and undercover missions? Snooze.
Who would you rather see star in The Tourist: Charlize Theron or Angelina Jolie?
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