HOLLYWOOD -Alicia Vikander is to play Angelina Jolie in a new biopic of the actress’s life.
Following her success in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina, Alicia Vikander takes on the role of iconic actress Angelina Jolie in a new controversial film. Directed by Pablo Larrain, Jolie stars Alicia as the Girl Interrupted actress. Michael Shannon will play long time partner Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender plays Billy Bob Thornton.
Larrain, who directed Jackie most recently, said that the film will be the end of a trilogy:
I first made Neruda and then Jackie and now I’m making Jolie. I think this will be the end of biopics for me.But each one takes a different approach and this one will concentrate very much on her filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as that was a pivotal moment both in her career and in world cinema.
Alicia Vikander has been researching the role for years. But the real life Angelina Jolie has spoken out against the film as an intrusion in her privacy.