Interview: Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie discusses playing a comic book assassin in the Wanted.
IGN Movies recently spoke exclusively with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie about her new release, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed action flick Wanted, which is based on the graphic novel created by Mark Millar.
This twisted and visceral tale follows Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), a slacker who hates his life—with good reason, because it sucks. At work, his boss lives to torment him in front of his fellow cube-dwelling drones. Back home, his skeezy girlfriend is a sexual magnet for everyone except him, including Wes’ supposed best friend. No wonder this loser is on his 10th prescription for panic attack pills, which he downs like candy between cardboard meals of vegan tofu wraps. Wes’ pathetic excuse for an existence might just as well come to an end and save him a lifetime of prolonged misery. Fortunately for Wes, his life is over — his old one, anyway — and all because of a girl.
Enter hot Fox (Jolie), who crashes into Wes on the business end of a smoking gun. Seems Wes’ long-lost and mostly forgotten dad was killed while working for the Fraternity — a centuries-old league of supersensory trained assassins pledged to carry out the unbreakable orders of fate. Their motto: Kill one, save a thousand. Now it’s Wes’ turn to follow in his father’s footsteps and release the caged wolf that’s always lurked inside of him. Killing is in Wes’ blood, and he trains under Fox and a motley-but-lethal crew. The neophyte is forcefully pummeled into developing lightning-quick reflexes and superhuman agility. No one said becoming an assassin would be easy.
Watch our exclusive chat with Angelina Jolie below. Wanted opens June 27.
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