She'll star in a Bourne Identity-like action thriller about a real-life operative

By Stephen M. Silverman
December 05, 2007 04:20 PM
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Angelina Jolie, who was distanced from the espionage game as Matt Damon‘s wife in last year’s The Good Shepherd, plans to jump feet first into the spy ring for an upcoming move.

The actress, 32, is set to star as real-life intelligence operative Kathi Lynn Austin in what Paramount plans to be a Bourne Identity-like action thriller about arms trafficking and terrorism, reports Variety.

In 2004, Austin was one of four experts selected to monitor the United Nations embargo prohibiting weapons flowing to militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the U.N. News Service.

Other field missions in which she worked for the organization were in Europe, Southeast Asia and Central America.

The Hollywood trade paper also reports that the plot will be based on a fictionalized version of a real-life figure, the Russian Victor Bout, alleged by many to be the world’s most successful dealer in unlawful weapons.

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