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Universal wants Angelina Jolie to be its Bride Of Frankenstein

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Universal Studios will kick off its shared monster universe with Tom Cruise and The Mummy next week, and depending on how well that reboot’s received, there are multiple action-horror hybrids rarin’ to go. The studio’s already lined up Russell Crowe for a possible Dr. Jekyll outing, Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man (but you’ll know him by his scarves), and has been eyeing Dwayne Johnson to play the Wolf Man. And for its Bride Of Frankenstein remake, Universal wants to pop the question to Angelina Jolie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio is still working up the nerve to ask Jolie, who recently alighted the Murder On The Orient Express adaptation. But we can see how the material might appeal to the Maleficent star—that is, if Universal moves forward with its female empowerment themes. Bill Condon is attached to direct from a script by David Koepp. And of course, Javier Bardem has signed on to star in Frankenstein’s Monster, as either creator or monster.


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