Angelina Jolie Reportedly Circling David O. Russell's 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 8, 2011 4:18 AM
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With David O. Russell officially dropping out of "Uncharted" -- and despite the numerous other options on his plate -- the director now appears to be moving full steam ahead on his long in the works film "The Silver Linings Playbook." Russell's BFF4Life Mark Wahlberg joined the film last month and he may be joined by one of the biggest actresses around town.

JustJared reports that Angelina Jolie will be meeting with Russell this week about the film, so nothing is official, but if they're correct, clearly she's at least intrigued. The plot involves Pat Peoples (Wahlberg), a former high school teacher who, after being released from a four-year stint in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother; he then seeks to remake himself in the hopes of reconciling with his ex-wife. Back in December Bradley Cooper and Anne Hathaway were briefly linked to main the leads, but Cooper as obviously been replaced with Wahlberg (not that he was ever confirmed) and Hathaway seems unlikely at this point.

But don't get too excited just yet. Like another other A-list actress, Jolie surrounds herself with options before choosing anything. With "Salt 2," "Maleficent," "Churchill And Roosevelt" and "Cleopatra" all in various stages of development, timing will likely be factor. Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt tend to stagger their scheduling so they're never both away from their army of children. Not to mention that Jolie is likely still in post-production on her directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood and Honey" and we would guess she'll be on the festival circuit in some capacity this fall.

All that said, with Russell proving himself to be a director who can earn Oscar glory for his actors, you can expect other big names actresses to be in the mix. No word on when this will gear up, but if Russell can get the pieces in place, a latter half 2011 start isn't out of the question.

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6 Comments

  • QU347 | June 8, 2011 12:54 PMReply

    Good director good cast. David O. Russell has no bad film to his name so wtf are ppl concerned with his personality. He has changed big
    time

  • me | June 8, 2011 8:43 AMReply

    Please no. She can be one of the or even THE biggest actress somewhere else.

  • padre | June 8, 2011 8:33 AMReply

    "ONE of the biggest actresses around town"?!?!!? What is this bullsh*t?? Jolie is the EMPRESS OF A-LISTERS! There are no other actresses in her league. BOW TO HER!!!

    Katherine is right. SUPERSTAR Angie is far too big for this 2nd banana role and too good for psycho Russell. This project is just fishing for press by implying THE EMPRESS OF A-LISTERS would give it the time of day.

  • Katherine | June 8, 2011 7:26 AMReply

    Why in the world would she be interested in playing the "wife of . . ." and, more importantly, why in the world would she want to work with the crazy that is David Russell? At the end of the shoot one of them would be dead and it wouldn't be Jolie.

    Typical cheap ploy using A-lister name to garner publicity.

  • caro | June 8, 2011 6:11 AMReply

    OMG she works in a good movie every 5 years and will this movie be?

  • wiseacre | June 8, 2011 5:40 AMReply

    I like this.

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