Jolie’s a lock for Salt

Update : An official source tells us that the new name of the movie is simply, “SALT”.

Despite reports from downunder that she was no longer attached (I assume they got the story from our friends at IGN Movies – but they never said she was no longer attached, just that she might not be able to do it due to scheduling difficulties, so the print media, once again, exaggerated claims anyway), Moviehole has confirmed that Angelina Jolie has now officially signed onto Phil Noyce’s “Edwin A. Salt” – or is it “Edwina A. Salt”?. Pre-production has commenced, with a projected shoot date of February 16th, 2009.

The fictional film centers on a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. She eludes capture by superiors who are convinced she is out to assassinate the president. While trying to reunite with her family, she struggles to prove someone else is the traitor.