We finally have our first live action look at Angelina Jolie in the upcoming spy thriller, Salt. Her character is being described as Jason Bourne in a skirt, which I’m not sure is a compliment or a sexist remark but either way it means she’s a bad ass. A high quality Russian trailer has popped up online for the film, and we get to Jolie in all her action glory.
Check out the trailer…
Salt is the film that Tom Cruise was originally attached to star in but he dropped out at the last minute. The studio then decided to give the character a little sex change, and voila Jolie fits in perfectly. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce and is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters July 23rd. The film’s plot centers on a government agent who’s forced to prove her innocence when she is accused of being a Russian sleeper spy. She goes on the run to find out who’s behind her set up, and uses her special ops training to get information.
Granted this trailer’s in another language, but the one thing that breaks every language barrier is action. She is clearly kicking ass here, so the Jason Bourne comparison makes some sense. If only there were more women able to play these types of roles without gender becoming an issue. Do you know of any other female actors who could take on a role originally intended for a man?
What do you think of the Russian trailer for Salt?