Jolie heard about the coveted role while on location in the U.K. where she is filming “Maleficent.”
A source told the Daily Record, “All the girls on set were talking about it and chatted about how it’s being made into a film. Angelina went out and bought herself a copy, thinking she’d love a part in the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment. She knows it’s bound to be a huge hit.”
Jolie may run into a few obstacles if she pursues the part. For one thing, Angie’s 37 while Anastasia is a college student. She will also need to overcome her wild reputation, which includes bondage and drug rumors.
“Angie is dead set that she wants to have a major part in it and the demure girl is the only main female lead,” the insider revealed. “She’s up for the challenge.”
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