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Angelina Jolie: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Role?

Angelina Jolie: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Role?

Angelina Jolie‘s schedule might be getting a bit busier!

Later this week, the 36-year-old megawatt actress is scheduled to meet with director David O. Russell for his latest project, The Silver Linings Playbook, has learned exclusively.

Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the comedy, which will be an adaptation of Matthew Quick‘s novel of the same name.

Synopsis: “Pat Peoples (Wahlberg) is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months – rather than four years – and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife.”

Angelina may also be reprising her role as Evelyn Salt in the sequel to the action thriller Salt.

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  • Mrs. Lenny

    Go Angie…You are the best!!

  • Sara

    monkey faced Marky Mark and Angelina……what a blockbuster

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Angie is a wanted woman. Love it.

  • Anon

    Sorry Jared but Angelina’s meetings are never made public before it happens, someone is trying to hype their project by linking Angelina’s name to it.

  • OMG


  • Angelina

    Got some great family tips last night – watched “Becoming Chaz”. I highly recommend !

  • Frenchy

    Hello Al!!!! You go Angelina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nn

    Is she wearing a wig?

  • anustin

    lol ur,chaz was a very girly,girly when she was shiloh’s age.

  • Dexter

    She’s getting to be the hottest chick in the game.

  • cool

    Man she’s busy.

  • anustin

    hmhmhmh…lamey see…heard Maniston tried to audition but got spit out!!!bahahaha

  • Angelina-mom of the year

    “LOADS of family responsibilties these days…..and I can’t work enough”

  • lurkersville

    A comedy? GREAT!!!!!!!!!! The last one she did was a kind of dark comedy MMS but I think a real comedy was a loooong time ago in Life or Something Like It.

  • anustin

    nah…i dont believe this…name dropping,maybe.

  • LOL

    Haters are confused (and jealous) admirers. Amazing how people that claim their lives are going so well could have such hate for a family and accomplished woman like Angie or her children. Speaks volumes.

  • nut filled poo

    Mark Wahlberg and Angelina Jolie, wow , great comedians. I’m already laughing for all the wrong reasons, hee.

  • twins

    momma,,,where are yous?

  • QQQQ

    Sure, you have an exclusive…Anything to have AJ’s name linked to bull_shite.

  • Las Angelina

    She’s in demand isn’t she?

  • Ha

    It doesn’t sound like something Angelina would do. Mark Wahlberg? hmmm. Better if it were Steve Carrell. I do like the idea that she should look for quality comedic scripts where she’s playing just a regular person. Not romcoms though.

  • anon

    Until it’s official it’s just “in talks”. This means nothing. Even all of us can be “in talks” for something lol

  • Sherhona

    WOW!! Sounds exciting! I hope this goes through!

  • La Madrelingua

    As much as I love Angie doing some comedies , I don’t want her to do it in a very near future. She has so much in her plate right now… I’m talking about the movie she wrote/ about to produce, Cleopatra, Salt.
    I think what one of fan wrote above probably right, they just want to hype their project by using her name.

  • Dionne

    Angie in a comedy? I’d like to see her try!

  • yaya

    You go girl. I hope it is true.

  • romcom

    Ang envys Jennifer

  • ká simply amazing !!!!!!!

    soo beautiful!

  • good

    yay. I like hearing about new Angie movies. Especially when they’re not SALT. Angie and whalberg. hmmm.

  • good

    Oh god. too bad mark whalberg is in it. brangelina fans will hate any movie that has a potential love interest for angie even if they have no love scenes. Go away brangie fans.

  • jenhypocrite

    Jennifer Aniston and her rumored beau Justin Theroux were spotted together at the MTV Movie Awards 2011, thus confirming week-old reports that they were an item. As it turns out, back when they started dating, Justin was not single, it has emerged.

    The actor, writer and director has been in a solid relationship with stylist Heidi Bivens when he started working with Aniston on “Wanderlust,” the film where they first became acquainted.

    Even more, Star magazine writes in its latest print issue (story via here), when Justin and Jennifer were already dating, Heidi had no idea that she was no longer with Justin.

    “On May 16, the fashion website refinery29 posted an interview with NY City based stylist Heidi Bivens, who had raved about the vacation she had taken last winter in Kauai, Hawaii, with her boyfriend, actor / writer / director Justin Theroux,” Star writes.

    Two days after the story came out, Justin was out and about with Jennifer, while Heidi still believed she was Justin’s girlfriend, the tab claims.

    In other words, when she became romantically involved with Theroux, Jennifer must have known that he was in a relationship – yet she agreed to have him cheat on his girlfriend with herself, despite being once at the receiving end and knowing what it feels like.

    “[Heidi is] heartbroken and doesn’t know for sure what’s going on. And the most shocking thing is, Jen definitely knew about Heidi,” a friend of the 34-year-old stylist says for the magazine.

    “Even if Justin had been telling Jen he was suddenly single, you’d think she would be 100 percent sure before cutting in on another woman’s man, after what happened to her with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. That is so sad…” adds the spy.

    Star tried to reach out to Heidi for comment, telling her that Justin and Jennifer had made their first public appearance as a couple, to which she replied, “I don’t want to know” before adding, “I have no comment.”

    Jen is and always has been a liar, hypocritical, passive-aggressive-sneaky and manipulating, evil-doing narcissist.

  • http://ja slig o lambert^________^ cute

    angelina looks great

  • good

    Whalberg does not have a good record with Asians though. her older boys will have to stay off the movie set.

  • Gracie

    In Hot Hot Hot .demand. Everyone wants a piece of Angie. She has talent and the only way is UP for Angie. You go girl.

  • good

    If this happens i expect Lainey Gossip to turn up her HATE for mark whalberg to 10000000000000 even though she never talks about him. UGH just like she did with johnny Depp. Notice how she turned down the hate for Depp when promotion for the tourist was over? Just like a true brangelina fan always worried about Angie male co-stars. Angie needs to do a movie where she is the only star so the fans won’t lose their minds again.

  • A Lurker

    I’d love to see Angie in comedy, but the synopsis of the film isn’t very interesting.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Dionne @ 06/08/2011 at 12:24 pm

    She did.

    Playing by Heart


    More BS From MEGATWAT Jolie @ 06/08/2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down -6

    Maniston is the one making pitiful attempts to get buzz for her collapsing career. First she buys an award to make her the hottest decade woman then she buys/steals a boyfriend bahahahhahahahhahahahahha!!!! Manny on steroid looks like a body builder receiving her HOT? award hehehahahhahhhahahhahahahahahhahahahhahah

  • Passing Through

    # 195 groundcontrol @ 06/08/2011 at 1:44 am
    GC -
    Sadly, I don’t think Bivens will make a scene. Star tried to interview her for last week’s issue and she wouldn’t play ball and would only say she didn’t know what was going on and no comment. So unless she gets mad and decides to fix Ticky’s wagon…I don’t think we’re gonna get any good fireworks out of her. She may think her dignity is more important than some cheating man. And the word is – Theroux is a playa and this isn’t the first time he’s cheated. So Ticky prolly built that into her contract like she did with VV – be discreet with your cheating and if you can’t be then you need to cheat with someone who’s legally allowed to vote AND drink in every state. (Cuz ya know, the voting age is 18 everywhere, but the drinking age in most states is 21.)

  • rty

    Another movie bomb.

  • Passing Through

    I think this is just a bad rumor. Angie doing comedy when she said she wouldn’t do them because she doesn’t think she’s funny and thinks there are other actresses who are better at comedy? And working with Marky Mark? That’s a helluva stretch. Sounds like Marky Mark might be using Angie’s name to get a project off the ground like he did with Brad and “The Fighter”…

  • bizzy bee

    What a busy mom, with both of them promoting movies, rearranging schedules, traveling, about to start shooting new movies, and all that. Six kids to take care of, stay strong folks!

  • lynda

    Angelina, you’are really the best and the haters …OUT !

  • QQQQ

    Mission accomplished, eh Jared…blogs picking up your bull_shite exclusive. You couldn’t put up a thread for her birthday, (want to distance your self) but with the quickness put up some made up cr*p so that others can link to your blog and you’ll get extra hits.

  • yaya

    There is a good chance this could be false but at least it is great to see Angie is in demand and that if she wants she can do whaterver she wants.

  • Passing Through

    I didn’t realize there was a new thread earlier, so I’m bringing one of my comments from the last thread over here in case anyone knows the answer…
    # 181 QQQQ @ 06/07/2011 at 9:50 pm
    GroundControl, your predication is in effect
    CAA Signs Justin Theroux
    ROTFLMAO. Ticky’s nothing if not predictable. Yet another sign that this fauxmance will last a few months. This just makes me wonder…how long has he been with Stephen Huvane’s PR firm? Is that a recent signing, too? Dollars to donuts it is.

  • re-tune

    so let ne get this straight,,jared, a guy who did not post anything for angelina’s birthday, nor who only get clothing exculsives before,,suddenly knows angelina’s schedule?

    sounds like “get justjared more noticed on the web” to me.

    how come no film sites knew of this? hmmmmmmmmm

  • Passing Through

    It looks like Jared’s “exclusive” has been picked up the folks at The Playlist…
    Angelina Jolie Reportedly Circling David O. Russell’s ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’
    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.
    Kevin Jagernauth posted to Actresses, Angelina Jolie, Directors, David O. Russell at 12:18 pm on June 8, 2011

  • yaya

    @Passing Through: I saw that at the google page. At least Angie bring attention to projects and that shows she has a power.