After two years off from acting, actress Angelina Jolie is getting ready to get back in the game with two projects in the works at Universal Pictures.
The first is an adaptation of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s “Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair” which explores the romance between the long-reigning Russian ruler and the military leader Prince Grigory Potemkin. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea for Russia.
The second is based on Clare Mulley’s 2013 WW2 espionage drama “The Spy Who Loved” about agent Krystyna Skarbek (aka. Christine Granville), a Polish aristocrat’s daughter who became one of Britain’s most highly-decorated spies. She also was the inspiration for the James Bond love interest character Vesper Lynd in Ian Fleming’s novel “Casino Royale”.
Jolie is also said to be still considering a “Maleficent” sequel and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” along with prepping her next directing gig “Without Blood”. She recently helmed the Khmer Rouge-themed feature “First They Killed My Father” which will premiere on Netflix this year.