Angelina Jolie Set for Luc Besson’s Next Movie

So much for Angelina Jolie sticking to directing. According to Deadline, Jolie is in talks to star in a movie written and directed by Luc Besson. The film would be Angelina’s first live-action role since 2010’s ‘The Tourist’ (she voiced Master Tigress in this year’s ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’). Besson, who’s no stranger to creating strong female roles (‘Nikita,’ ‘Leon,’ ‘Angel-A’), is currently promoting his latest movie, ‘The Lady,’ starring potential Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh. Jolie has some Oscar bait of her own in the form of her directorial debut, ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey.’

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes, Jolie admitted that she preferred directing to acting. “I love having the spotlight on somebody else, and I much prefer it,” she said.

‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ opens Dec. 23.