Angelina Jolie to Star in The Silver Lining Playbook?

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Mark Wahlberg is planning on reteaming with his The Fighter director David O Russell to film a big screen adapation of Matthew Quick's 2008 novel The Silver Lining Playbook.

The story focuses on a former high school teacher who has just been released back into the custody of his mother.  He believes that he has only been away for a few month, when in actuality he has been in a mental institution for for year.  He decides he needs to win back his wife and makes it his mission to get her back.

Mark Wahlberg at the Academy Awards
Angelina Jolie at Cannes Film Festival

Wahlberg will play the teacher and now word on the street is that Russell is meeting with Angelina Jolie to talk about being in the film. 

She would more than likely play the ex-wife at the center of the teacher's affections.

We'll see if Jolie will actually go for this.  If she does, she'll bring some pretty big star power to the film. 

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Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress, former model, and UN Goodwill Ambassador from Los Angeles and is the daughter of the famous Jon Voight.

Jolie's brekathrough performances came in the form of made for TV movies, George Wallace and Gia. After these movies, Jolie quickly rose to fame with her Academy Award-winning role in Girl Interrupted, her role as the iconic video game heroine Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, and her leading role with live-in boyfriend Brad Pitt in Mr & Mrs. Smith.

In her personal life, Angelina Jolie was first married in 1996 to Hackers co-star Johnny Lee Miller. She was later re-married to Pushing Tin co-star Billy Bob Thornton. Her and Billy Bob shared vials of each others' blood around their necks. Very sweet. In 2005, she became the other woman and stole heartthrob Brad Pitt, her Mr & Mrs. Smith co-star, from America' sweetheart Jennifer Aniston. Bottom line? Angelina Jolie really gets into her roles.

Jolie has four children and a fifth (and possibly sixth!) one on the way. Three of Jolie's children are adopted: Maddox, Zahara, and Pax. In 2006, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie combined their perfect genes and gave the world Shiloh.

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