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August 12, 2008 08:55 AM

In the Pitt-Jolie household Mommy doesn’t just stay home and make pancakes – she makes movies, too.

Angelina Jolie is in talks to replace Tom Cruise in the new espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt, Variety reports. (Cruise had long been interested in the project, but recently dropped out of the running, the paper adds. Writers are now reportedly reworking the lead character to be female.)

If the pieces drop into place, Jolie – who gave birth to twins in July with Brad Pitt – will portray a CIA officer falsely accused of being a Russian agent.

While Jolie ponders that role, a new actress is set to take over her previous action incarnation as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

The BBC reports that Alison Carroll – a 23-year-old Brit with 12 years experience as a professional gymnast – will be the face of the iconic character for the new game, Tomb Raider: Underworld, out this fall.

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