ANGELINA JOLIE will replace TOM CRUISE as the star in thriller movie EDWIN A. SALT, according to reports.
The film is being rewritten to cater for Jolie, who is well known for appearing in action films, such as the Lara Croft franchise and Wanted.
The original script for the espionage thriller was originally written for a male lead but Jolie apparently showed an interest and the role was changed.
The actress is said to be close to signing the deal to play the title character in the movie, which will change name if she does agree to take on the part.