December 05, 2007 07:47:38 GMT
The actress will likely play a character inspired from real-life intelligence operative Kathi Lynn Austin.
Apparently it does not take long for Angelina Jolie to make her way back into action genre after "Wanted (2008)." Variety has learned that the striking actress will have a spy action thriller as her next starring vehicle, set under Paramount Pictures banner.
Project will be inspired from the true story of intelligence operative Kathi Lynn Austin in dealing with arms trafficking and terrorism. She is noted to have undertaken field missions in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, also Central America and most recently worked on contract for the U.N. Security Council.
Austin first met and signed with IPG's Joel Gotler to tell her story before the two brought it to producer Geyer Kosinski. The three then developed together a pitch that was similar in spirit to "The Bourne Identity" and successfully sold it to Paramount production president Brad Weston.
No director and writer on board yet, but studio and Kosinski reportedly have compiled a shortlist of scribes from which they aim to pick one as soon as the WGA strike ends. Meanwhile, it is said that the film's story will also involve a fictional arms dealer inspired by Victor Bout, the shadowy Russian who is considered one of the world's most prolific dealers in illegal munitions.