Angelina Jolie is an American actress. One of the most high-profile actresses, 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 the near future. We can only hope that the latest Angelina Jolie movies will be as good as some of her recent ones.
8. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Angelina Jolie is all set to reprise her role in ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’. It is an upcoming American fantasy film that 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 premise is based on an unlikely alliance formed between Aurora, who is set to become the queen, and Maleficent, the fairy with magical powers. They come together to protect the kingdom and the beloved moors from some kind of external threat. The movie is slated to be released on October 18, 2019.
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7. The One and Only Ivan (2020)
Angelina Jolie will voice the character of an elephant in the upcoming fantasy film ‘The One and Only Ivan’, which is 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 lends his voice as 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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6. Come Away (2020)
Aptly responding to the fantasy-like 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 where David Oyelowo also graces the cast with his presence. The movie will depict the title characters of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’ as siblings trying to help their parents overcome the death of their eldest son.
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5. Eternals (2020)
‘Eternals‘ is the upcoming Marvel project which marks the MCU’s foray into a new phase after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame‘. For those unaware, the Eternals are a race of immortal beings created by the Celestials to protect the earth and the universe in fact, from the Deviants, who are the malevolent offshoots of the same race. The characters that will appear in ‘Eternals’ have been created by Jack Kirby and although the Eternals is an extremely old comic series within the Marvel universe, it has remained more or less obscure in mainstream media till now. With the movie fast approaching, you might be wondering about the role that Angelina Jolie plays. She appears as Thena, one of the oldest superheroes in the Marvel universe and a formidable member of the Eternals.
Thena appeared in the fifth issue of the ‘Eternals’ and has become an indispensable member of the team since then. She possesses powers of flight, manipulating matter, teleportation, telepathy and shooting energy beams from her eyes and hands. She also has superhuman speed, strength, and agility. However, she does not just rely on her powers during battles, instead opting to fight with weapons as well. She has a special crossbow but the iconic weapon we have come to associate with the character is her spear. It remains to be seen whether Jolie’s character carries the same weapons into fights. The upcoming movie is slated to be released on November 6, 2020, and will mark Angelina Jolie’s inclusion into the MCU. Hopefully, we will see more of her in upcoming movies and the part is sure to help her career skyrocket even more.
4. Those Who Wish Me Dead (TBA)
‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is an upcoming Western thriller film helmed by Taylor Sheridan, which is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Koryta. The premise is a female-driven neo-western that is set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness. The story starts when a teenager becomes a witness to a murder and finds himself being tracked by two assassins. Normally, the chances of survival would have been greatly diminished, but the witness is under the protection of a survival expert who has some tricks up the sleeve. As the deadly game of cat and mouse escalates, the forest wildfire threatens to consume all of the people involved. Angelina Jolie appears in the role of Hannah Farber while the cast includes talents like Jon Bernthal.
The movie is likely to remain honest to the plot of the book, where we see Jace Wilson, the 14-year-old, being issued a new identity and placed in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The cops plan to put the witness off the grid while they hunt the killers. However, the tables are turned when the methodical Blackwell Brothers begin to slaughter everyone in their way, in order to reach Jace. Ethan and Allison Serbin, the two who run the wilderness program, try to protect him and seek help from Farber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower. Those who wish Jace dead keep closing in and the boy faces endless stretches of Montana wilderness, that he must brave in order to survive the terrifying nightmare. The film promises to be gripping.
3. 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 Major 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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2. 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 with her 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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1. 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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