Angelina Jolie Ditches “Wanted 2” For “Gravity”

The “Wanted” sequel has apparently been cancelled after Angelina Jolie pulled out of the project reports Vulture.

According to the column, Universal decided to pull the plug on the film instead of recasting the role. The first film’s helmer Timur Bekmambetov was set to direct and James McAvoy was going to return as Wesley Gibson in the film which was to shoot later this year.

Instead Jolie is now expected to star in the space thriller “Gravity” which Alfonso Cuaron (“Children of Men”) is helming for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

Jolie would play the sole survivor of a space mission gone wrong who desperately tries to return to Earth and see her daughter again

David Heyman, who worked with Cuaron on “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, will produce. Cuaron co-wrote the script with his son Jonas.

Jolie is currently shooting the Johnny Depp-led thriller “The Tourist” in Paris.