Besson & Jolie Learn “Scientific Elements”

Angelina Jolie is in serious talks to star in an untitled big budget dramatic thriller to be written and directed by Luc Besson (“Leon: The Professional,” “The Fifth Element”) for his EuropaCorp says Deadline.

All that’s known about the film is that its rooted in true scientific elements and shooting would kick off next spring. Negotiations are already underway with a studio for domestic distribution.

Jolie would shoot the film before she teams with Ridley Scott on his historical biopic about Gertrude Bell. Jeffrey Caine is currently rewriting that script.

Jolie also has Disney’s “Maleficent” and Fox 2000’s film based on Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta novel series.