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Angelina Jolie No Longer Attached to 'Murder on the Orient Express' Movie

Angelina Jolie No Longer Attached to 'Murder on the Orient Express' Movie

Angelina Jolie will no longer star in the upcoming remake of the classic film Murder on the Orient Express.

The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actress was attached to the film, set to be directed by Kenneth Branagh, but she has ultimately passed on the project.

Charlize Theron is reportedly being considered for the lead role, according to Variety.

Branagh will direct the film and star as detective Hercule Poirot, who has to figure out who murdered an American businessman on a famous train. Albert Finney previously played the role in a 1974 film adaptation of the famous Agatha Christie novel.

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  • toastie postie

    Woo hoo!

  • Beedyq

    Angie has a lot on her plate and this film was not a priority for her. Now the dingbats saying she was too young for the Lauren Bacall role can stfu.

  • Beedyq

    Yay TP rules!

  • Bumble

    Charlize Theron WTF, is the bitch going after every AJP rejected roles LOL, hag sure is thirsty for AJP leftovers PS the movie makers got FREE PUBLICITY off on AJP name ….PPS if she passed on, that means she never circled the role as first place as it was falsely reported LOL

  • sandra

    What does she have on her plate?

  • Bumble

    Theron can do it with her bitch face

  • busted

    We never heard Angie say she was considering it. When Angie and Brad are going to do a movie they do it. So this was just a rumor. End of story

  • gennline

    It’s sounds like the script is not even completed.
    This does not sound like a movie that was ready to go.

  • busted

    Probably a lot of things.. She just doesn’t talk about them until she is ready to EAT so to speak. same with Brad.

  • Beedyq

    Directing a film she really cares about and getting it ready for release, and perhaps getting ready to get Africa off the ground. Working with Arminka and Chloe on issues she cares about.

  • Beedyq

    I do think there was probably some contact made with Angie as to acting in this film but there was never any confirmation that she was actually attached. You never know what she and Brad will do until they say they will, all the rest is just conjecture and rumor.

  • sandra

    ok. I just thought you might know something. Africa ? Dont believe it.

  • Beedyq

    Africa is a film I would like to see made but I think you are sadly correct that it will never see daylight, at least not Angie and Eric Roth’s version of the film.

  • sandra

    I just want her to be healthy and happy. If she wants to be a full time mother I think its great. her children were always her number one priority so if she is happy I will be happy.

  • sandra

    this.

  • Beedyq

    Let CT have all the roles she coverts, she is clearly worried about her age and its possible affect on any roles she is offered, so if she goes after every role Angie is first considered for then so be it.

  • toastie postie

    LOL!!!!

  • sandra

    I doubt Theron will be in this movie. She has a few projects in development.

  • Beedyq

    I agree 100% with you. Her happiness and her health are more important than anything else is or could be. She looks both happy and healthy lately so whatever she is doing is beneficial for her.

  • sandra

    That is the most important. The Hens will say she cant get a job etc etc but F. them. I read the variety article and the writer doesnt know that FTKMF is in pos-production. The guy says she will direct it for Netflix. LOL

  • sandra

    That is the most important. The Hens will say she cant get a job etc etc but F. them. I read the variety article and the writer doesnt know that FTKMF is in pos-production. The guy says she will direct it for Netflix. LOL

  • Beedyq

    Poor reporting as usual by the media but that is to be expected these days.

  • sandra

    Who knows if she needs more time to finish Father.

  • busted

    There could have been contact.. but she never said anything. And when Angie or Brad are doing a project they talk about it.

  • busted

    There could have been contact.. but she never said anything. And when Angie or Brad are doing a project they talk about it.

  • yolly

    Not interested to see the movie now that Angie passed the role and don’t like CT.

  • yolly

    Not watching it with CT.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    That might be why she said no–she’s not developing it, etc…..and it’s a lot to wait around and see if it’s going to get made……especially if there’s not even a script. If they (Brad and Angelina) are trying to schedule their next few years, workwise…..can’t wait for shoulda, woulda, coulda….

  • gennline

    She will have a busy autumn and so will Brad, so I’m sure the timetable for this movie did not work.
    That’s if Angie was even contemplating doing it.

  • toastie postie

    Plus do not have any stars lined up yet. If it’s suppose to start shooting in Nov., they are running late.

  • toastie postie

    Same here. I never thought it needed remaking.

  • toastie postie

    I’m with you!

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    I don’t think she’s all that good of an actress. I think she has to have certain roles. I did like her in Mad Max……but other than that, everything else I’ve seen her in she’s either been unbearably hammy i.e. The Evil Queen role……..or she’s just….okay.

    That’s why I was kinda shocked that she had a fanbase…..because I thought she was averagely pretty, but other than that, an okay actress. I think Monster and Mad Max are really the only time she’s owned a role.

  • Beedyq

    I would have paid to see it if Angie had acted in it but I absolutely love the classic Lumet film and see no need to do a remake.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    Isn’t FTKMF supposed to come out around Christmas, or no?

  • busted

    Just noticed.. why didn’t they mention Charlize’s not so great movie with Sean.. interesting how they just didn’t mention it at all.

  • busted

    Just noticed.. why didn’t they mention Charlize’s not so great movie with Sean.. interesting how they just didn’t mention it at all.

  • busted

    Just noticed.. why didn’t they mention Charlize’s not so great movie with Sean.. interesting how they just didn’t mention it at all.

  • sandra

    Netflix has it as a 2016 release but in their database they have it with no date ( Year included)

  • sandra

    Netflix has it as a 2016 release but in their database they have it with no date ( Year included)

  • sandra

    Netflix has it as a 2016 release but in their database they have it with no date ( Year included)

  • Beedyq

    That film has disappeared into the abyss never to be seen again LOL

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    Lord I just found a clip and Charlize has a British accent. Just no, girlfriend.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUGh9uBzSAQ

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    It’s weird, I could’ve sworn they had a little ad on their site–just a print with the title and 2016…..

  • Wonderbust

    Knew it was too good to be true. Won’t believe any of these rumors until I see her on the set. Oh well. I just hope Maleficent 2 isn’t next, a sequel is not necessary in my opinion. Hoping Brad doesn’t do WWZ 2 either.

  • Wonderbust

    Knew it was too good to be true. Won’t believe any of these rumors until I see her on the set. Oh well. I just hope Maleficent 2 isn’t next, a sequel is not necessary in my opinion. Hoping Brad doesn’t do WWZ 2 either.

  • Wonderbust

    Knew it was too good to be true. Won’t believe any of these rumors until I see her on the set. Oh well. I just hope Maleficent 2 isn’t next, a sequel is not necessary in my opinion. Hoping Brad doesn’t do WWZ 2 either.

  • Wonderbust

    You will never hear abut that movie again now will you hear about Charlize string of flops.

  • sandra

    We can always dream that she pass on this to do Cleo LOL

  • sandra

    We can always dream that she pass on this to do Cleo LOL

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