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Christopher McQuarrie to pen big screen adaptation of “Unforgiven” for Angelina Jolie

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 26th, 2010

Apparently, Angelina Jolie is having one hell of a busy week this week.

Starting the week off by announcing a new “Bosnian war love story” project, that we all thought was a starring vehicle for the thespian, we found out that she will actually be writing and directing the film. Now, after her latest film, SALT, has become quite a little box office champion, she finally has that coveted starring role.

According to Deadline, Christopher McQuarrie will be writing an adaptation of the British miniseries, Unforgiven, as a vehicle for the actress, and is being set up through GK Films, the same company currently pushing her much talked about Bosnian War love story piece.

The show followed “a woman’s attempt to rejoin society after she serves a 15-year prison stretch for the murder of two policemen. The tragedy happened after the policemen came to evict her family from their farmhouse. Her hope is to live quietly and reunite with her troubled younger sister, but the paroled woman is targeted for a revenge campaign by two sons of one of her victims."

Personally, while this doesn’t sound quite as interesting as her aforementioned war love story, I can’t help but be really interested in anything the actress does, so this is one I can’t wait to see.  The premise does sound pretty interesting, and while McQuarrie’s track record is mixed, at best, this sounds like it could be a really big winner.  What do you think?

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