Running on fast track in developing "Changeling", Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment is reportedly having cClint looking to direct and Angelina Jolie in negotiations to be the female lead for the project.
A co-production of Imagine and Eastwood's Malpaso, the picture is based on true events in 1920s Los Angeles about a woman who suspects that her abducted son may not be her own child upon retrieving the boy. Beyond her expectation, somehow this leads into a revelation of deep-seated corruption in the LAPD.
Production is scheduled to start late this year with TV writer J. Michael Straczynski penning the script. Seating as producers are Malpaso honcho Rob Lorenz, Imagine's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, who previously was intended to take the helming duties.