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Angelina Jolie turns down Wanted 2, Universal pulls plug; Jolie now eying Cuarón’s Gravity

NY Mag’s Vulture blog is reporting that Angelina Jolie has turned down the chance to reprise her role in Wanted 2 and rather than recast the lead, Universal has decided to pull the plug on the Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel:

We’ve just heard the actress has pulled out of the planned Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel at Universal, and the studio has pulled the plug rather than recast the film.

As for Jolie, Vulture reports that the actress is now eying the Warner Brothers space thriller Gravity, from Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón, which he co-wrote with his son Jonás:

Like Wanted 2, Gravity had previously been set up at Universal, with Jolie set to star. But a few weeks ago, the studio put Gravity into turnaround, possibly because it’s such an artistically challenging project: Jolie would be alone on-screen for much of the movie, playing the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter.