Angelina Jolie Stars in the Action Thriller Film ‘Salt’

The role originally intended for Tom Cruise went to Angelina Jolie.

Salt is an upcoming action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer and Brian Helgeland, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schreiber and Angelina Jolie. While Tom Cruise was initially secured for the lead, he was unable to commit to the role because of commitments to other projects, the script was ultimately rewritten for Jolie. Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, accused of being a KGB sleeper agent, on the run to try to clear her name.

Filming took place on location in Washington, DC and New York City between March and June 2009. During filming, Jolie suffered a minor head injury while shooting an action scene and was taken to hospital as a “precautionary measure”, but was released the same day with no life-threatening injuries and filming was resumed.

Salt is scheduled to be released on July 23, 2010.

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