Angelina Jolie shall replace Charlize Theron in the new thriller. And it's not the only change in the movie.
A remake of the French thriller "Anthony Zimmer" from 2005, "Tourist" is now also seeking a director, with Bharat Nalluri ("Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day") recently exiting. Neither producer Spyglass Entertainment, nor Nalluri, nor representatives for the actresses could immediately be reached for comment.
Production is tentatively set to begin in early 2010.
The plot of the film centers on an American tourist who goes undercover on behalf of Interpol to entrap a former lover suspected of being a global criminal. It follows in the long tradition of innocents caught up in shady activities abroad, and also has contemporary echoes with "Taken" this past year.
It's not the first time there's been movement on "Tourist." Tom Cruise had been loosely attached at an earlier point for the lead male role, but Sam Worthington will now play the part as he rides his "Terminator: Salvation" and "Avatar" hot streak, as reported by Reuters.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an agreement on July 26 to formally end the USA's military presence in the country by the end of the year