Jolie steals Cruise's thunder in spy thriller Salt

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Washington, Aug 12 : Angelina Jolie will soon be stepping into Tom Cruise's shoes, as the espionage thriller 'Edwin A. Salt', earlier meant to star the actor is now being rewritten for the actress.

After talks with Tom Cruise didn't reap any fruit, movie bosses are reportedly close to strike a deal with Jolie.

In fact, they have already green-lighted changes in the movie to suit the actress' needs, reports E! Online.

While the film will still be directed by Bone Collector helmer Philip Noyce, the film about a CIA agent who's accused of spying for the Russians, will get a new title.

Many actors, including Cruise, were eyeing the project, but ultimately it was Jolie's interest that got Columbia Pictures seriously thinking about a rewrite.

However, new-mum Jolie has is not new to action flicks, she has earlier played a gun-toting bad-ass in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the recent Wanted.

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