Jolie Turns Bourne For Austin

Paramount Pictures plans to turn the life of intelligence operative Kathi Lynn Austin into an action thriller vehicle for Angelina Jolie reports Variety.

The studio has acquired life rights to Austin, who has undertaken field missions in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and Central America.

The ‘Bourne Identity’ style thriller will focus on the hunt for a fictional arms dealer inspired by Victor Bout, the shadowy Russian who is considered one of the world’s most prolific traffickers in illegal munitions.

Austin most recently worked on contract for the U.N. Security Council. The studio is putting together a shortlist of scribes and aim to set one as soon as the writers strike ends.

Jolie is currently shooting the Clint Eastwood-directed drama “The Changeling” for Universal Pictures.