Earlier it was reported that Jolie was in talks for the role after Cruise dropped out. Infact, workers had reworked the lead character, a CIA officer falsely accused of being a Russian agent, to be a woman, reports Us magazine. In a different BBC News interview last week, Jolie said she returns to work in February, however, after that, she won't work for a year.
"I like being home a lot. First and foremost, I have a lot of children, and I need to make sure they're growing right and they've got us there for them," the mum-of-six said. She said she plans to 'fade away' from acting in the years to come. Said the star, "I'm not so worried that I want to keep this pace up and try to be something and be a celebrity."