is reporting that Angelina Jolie
has pulled out of Wanted 2
and that Universal has decided to pull the plug on the film instead of recasting the role.
It was previously reported that Timur Bekmambetov
was coming back to direct from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos
, and that James McAvoy
was going to return as Wesley Gibson.
Jolie is now expected to star in Warner Bros.' Gravity
, a space thriller to be directed by Alfonso Cuarón
, who wrote the script with his 28-year-old son, Jonás.
, "Jolie would be alone on-screen for much of the movie, playing the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter."