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All Upcoming Angelina Jolie Movies We Are Excited About

Updated January 18, 2019
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Angelina Jolie is an American actress. One of the most high-profile actress not just in Hollywood but the entire world, Jolie is the recipient of numerous awards most notably, an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been frequently cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.

Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in ‘Lookin’ to Get Out’ in 1982. Her first leading role in a major film came with the teen movie Hackers in 1995. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films ‘George Wallace’ in 1997 and ‘Gia’ in 1998, and she also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama ‘Girl, Interrupted’ in 1999.

Jolie’s role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) brought her huge success as a Hollywood actress. She continued her successful action-star career with the action comedy ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ in 2005, ‘Wanted’, and ‘Salt’. She received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas ‘A Mighty Heart’ and Changeling, which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her biggest commercial success to this date has been the fantasy picture ‘Maleficent’ which released in 2014. Post the 2010s, Jolie went on to expand her career into directing, screenwriting, and producing, with ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’, ‘Unbroken’, ‘By the Sea’ and ‘First They Killed My Father’.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Angelina Jolie movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Angelina Jolie films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Angelina Jolie movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

1. The One and Only Ivan (TBA)

Angelina Jolie will voice the character of an elephant in the upcoming fantasy film ‘The One and Only Ivan’ based on the children’s novel of the same name and directed by Thea Sharrock. The screenplay was written by Mike White and Sam Rockwell stars as the voice of the titular Ivan. The film is based on the life of a gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with an aging elephant named Stella and a dog named Bob with no recollection of how they got there. These animals are owned by Mack who is the owner of Big Top Mall. When an abused baby elephant named Ruby shows up and is taken under Stella’s trunk, Ivan starts to care for her as well and along with the janitor’s daughter Julia, they help to turn things around at the mall.

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2. Maleficent II (2020)

Angelina Jolie is all set to reprise her role in ‘Maleficent II’ is an upcoming American fantasy film which will serve as a sequel to the 2014 release. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning with Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville also returning to reprise their roles.. Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor join the cast. The film is set for release on May 29, 2020 by Walt Disney Pictures.

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3. Come Away (TBA)

Aptly responding to the fantasy-esque environment of the movie industry as of now, Angelina Jolie is set to star in ‘Come Away’, an upcoming fantasy drama film directed by Brenda Chapman and David Oyelowo also gracing the cast with his presence. The movie will depicts the title characters of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’ in the backdrop of siblings trying to help their parents overcome the death of their eldest son.

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4. Shoot Like a Girl (TBA)

Angelina Jolie, who has established herself as an action star has been in talks and hence is expected to star in the Afghanistan war drama ‘Shoot Like a Girl’, media reports have been claiming. The film will be based on the upcoming memoir ‘Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front’, which tells the true story of Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, who served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot. Also a Purple Heart recipient, she saved hundreds of men and women on and off the battlefield in the Middle East and later helped eliminate the military’s ground combat exclusion policy, which kept female officers from serving in combat roles. All fingers are crossed and we hope that Angelina Jolie makes good use of the film to make a comeback in the action drama genre.

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5. The Kept (TBA)

Angelina Jolie will be next seen in the movie adaptation of the novel ‘The Kept’. She is also serving as the producer of the movie with famous Hollywood scribe Alice Birch on board to write the adaptation. The movie will be based on the 2014 James Scott novel which is set in the winter of 1897, and follows a trio of killers that descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the horrible carnage withher husband and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Caleb, who is 12 years old, must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible. The novel was originally published in 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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6. Cleopatra (TBA)

Angelina Jolie is expected to play Cleopatra in an upcoming remake of the 1963 epic. David Scarpa has come on-board to rewrite the script for Cleopatra, which will be produced and distributed by Sony Pictures. Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal are also said to be involved as producers. Last heard, Lady Gaga was also in contention to play the coveted role.

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