Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to the 2010 action-thriller Salt, with Angelina Jolie expected to reprise her starring role.
Salt sequel moving ahead at Sony Pictures
The studio has hired Kurt Wimmer, who wrote the original Salt, to write the sequel screenplay. While Angelina Jolie has not officially signed on for the sequel, the actress will likely return if the script comes together in the right way. Back in August, we reported that Angelina Jolie expressed interest in returning for a Salt sequel.
Phillip Noyce directed Salt, although he revealed back in December he would not direct a Salt sequel.
Salt starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian double-agent, which forces her to go on the lam to clear her name. Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and August Diehl also starred in Salt, which grossed over $300 million worldwide.
Salt was released July 23rd, 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pearce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce.