Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Well, this sounds hot.

Johnny Depp is in talks to star with Angelina Jolie in The Tourist, a remake of a French thriller in which Depp would play an American abroad who gets swept up in an Interpol agent's web of intrigue as she tracks down a fugitive who used to be her lover, according to Variety.

And we feel sorry for any guy who incurs Jolie's wrath.

Sam Worthington, the Australian star of James Cameron's upcoming 3-D spectacle, Avatar, had been slated to play the titular tourist, but recently dropped out, along with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who helmed the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others.

This isn't The Tourist's first casting shakeup, either. Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron were originally set to give chase in the lead roles before scheduling snafus got in the way.

We don't know about you, but we're liking the sound, not to mention the look, of this switcheroo.


See who else's agents are hard at work in our Casting Couch gallery.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share