Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in ‘Every Note Played’ with Christoph Waltz

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil European Premiere at BFI IMAX, London

Just some Angelina Jolie updates, there are some smaller pieces of news making the rounds about her. First off, she’s written another Time essay, this time about the pandemic and what’s happening with women and women’s rights – you can read the piece here. Jolie is a Time contributor and during the lockdown, she’s been doing a lot of Zooms with and for Time Magazine.

The trailer for Angelina’s latest movie has been released. The film is called Come Away, and it’s based on the characters from Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. She stars with David Oyelowo. I guess this is supposed to be a straight-up kids movie or family movie, but I’m not 100% sure the kids will really understand all of the Alice and Peter Pan references?

At least we get to hear Angelina’s British accent again. Like in Lara Croft, or her hokey accent in Maleficent, or any of the other accents she’s attempted over the years. I love her but accent work isn’t her strength! The rest of it looks… I don’t know, like a really strange concept for a film? Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland weren’t even written by the same author!

Meanwhile, Angelina’s in talks for a straight-up Oscar-bait drama:

Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz are in talks to star in “Every Note Played,” an adaptation of Lisa Genova’s contemporary romance novel. STX Films has acquired global rights to the movie.

Jolie will play Karina, the ex-wife of an accomplished concert pianist named Richard (portrayed by Waltz). He has suffered many losses, including the estrangement of his daughter, when he gets diagnosed with ALS in his hands. As the disease worsens and Richard can no longer play the piano or live on his own, Karina reluctantly steps in to be his caregiver.

Genova’s best-selling novel “Still Alice” inspired the 2014 film, which landed star Julianne Moore her first Oscar.

[From Variety]

Still Alice was a great movie and Julianne really deserved the Oscar for it. I’m personally not into Christph Waltz as an actor that much, but it would be interesting to see him paired with Angelina. Hm.

Actress Angelina Jolie wearing Atelier Versace with Cartier jewelry arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' held at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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  1. Slowdown says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve watched Still Alice. It puzzles me how you can film such different characters with no judgement. No one is good, no one is bad (only in our own judgement which is not imposed by the film) only human and flawed. Wonderful film.

  2. Abby says:

    OH MY GOD Every Note Played is an incredible book. It broke my heart and transformed my view of ALS (Still Alice did the same for me with Alzheimer’s). I cannot wait to see it, and I think these two would be perfectly cast. Ahh!

    • Maron says:

      Always love Jolie’s talent so I’m amped but it pisses me off Christoph Waltz did Woody Allen’s latest film despite EVERYTHING out there. Big middle finger to all victims

  3. Sierra says:

    The casting has been confirmed by both the writer & director on Instagram. I am really exited for this movie because Christopher is freaking amazing and paired with Angelina, they are going to give a masterclass in acting.

    I am glad to see Angelina acting so much again. She has two other movies coming out for awards as well (Those who wish to kill me (post-production) & The Kept( pre-production)).

    • Slowdown says:

      Is A J a good actress? I loved her in Maleficent but the role was a goth’s dream, made for her dark sensibilities. But in a realistic role? I haven’t watched her a lot so I’m asking you guys. She does not seem to draw consensus in here from memory.

      • Sierra says:

        Watch her early movies especially those she won Oscar for and 3 consecutive Emmy’s.

        She is very good in Taking Lives, Changeling & The bone collector.

      • Shari says:

        She an OK actress. She’s good at the action stuff because there isn’t much need for deep chops. She really hasn’t had a great acting performance since A Mighty heart. IMO. And I know I’ll get slammed for that opinion.

        Waltz is good. But he won his Oscars the second time for basically playing the same character he did in IB. I would like her to do a dark comedy. Work with some big named director that would demand more from her as an actress.

      • Mindy_Dopple says:

        Girl, Interrupted is on Prime and she is fantastic in it! Also made me miss Britney Murphy.

      • Myra says:

        I’ve always enjoyed most of her movies, although I would say her best acting work pre-dates 2000. After that, she has been a great action movie star, with some serious roles here and there.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think she’s an example of someone who I have trouble forgetting who they are. Like when I’m watching an AJ movie, I always know I’m watching Angelina Jolie. I think she very rarely is able to overcome herself, if that makes any sense. Like Shari said, I think she is a lot better at the action stuff because there isn’t as much need for acting.

        She’s not horrible, and I think overall her movies are often pretty good, I just think for her personally, her best work is not in front of the camera.

      • lucy2 says:

        She was great in Girl, Interrupted, but other than that I haven’t really been super impressed with her work.

      • Grant says:

        I think she’s OK. I don’t think she has a lot of range. Ironically, she reminds me a lot of Friends-era Jennifer Aniston, i.e., I always know I’m watching Angelina. I thought her performance in Changeling was high-camp to the max. She was good in Girl, Interrupted but she basically played some version of that character for the rest of the 90′s and into the 2000′s. Maleficent was just Lara Croft in goth drag IMO.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I always liked Christoph Waltz as an actor in every movie I have seen him in.

  4. Valentina says:

    That’s the kind of Angelina news we want to hear. Christoph Waltz is one hell of an actor. I like Angie in drama, would like to see her working with Daniel Day-Lewis someday.

    • Sierra says:

      DDL & Angelina are my dream acting team.

    • Tiffany says:

      Something really good is going to have to get DDL out of retirement.

      Like, have me name engraved on all the awards before it hits the screen, good.

    • Bibi says:

      I agree Valentina. Waltz is such a great actor/I love the way DDL acts and AJ would make it so much better because there is a sensitivity around her alsthough something strong shows off her also. It will/would be a great match

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Daniel Day-Lewis has retired as an actor. I cried when I heard this as he was so great in :Their Will Be Blood”. I loved him in “Phantom Threads” and loved “Phantom Threads” too.

  5. Edna says:

    Come Away looks interesting. I think it’s definitely a kid’s movie cause adults will be too critical of the plot and casting. Kids won’t care. I rather like the mishmash of the Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland stories.

  6. Tiffany says:

    AJ wants that 3rd Oscar.

    Don’t blame her. She is ready to get back into her gig.

    • Michelle says:

      I doubt it! Honestly don’t think she cares about acting & Hollywood anymore? Feels like she’s passing time till her youngest are older (being stuck in LA because of Pitt) until she can live her true life travelling & activism.

    • Ang says:

      Her second, you mean. She has won one academy award.

  7. Sunshine says:

    Surprised no one has mentioned that this movie has mainly BIPOC actors! I think it’s wonderful to see Alice, Peter Pan, the lost boys, the Mad Hatter and other characters not be white as they’ve always been shown in the past (whether live action or cartoon). I think we need more of this diversity in kids’ movies, especially fairytales.

  8. Adorable says:

    FINALLY!!!!An Angelina Jolie drama.She’s hella underrated as an Actress.Glad to see more movies coming from her,especially that are NOT Action.🙄

  9. TeamMeg says:

    I LOVE that Come Away re-imagines Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland themes with an (almost) all Black cast. This is fantastic, especially for all the black kids in the world who so rarely get to “see themselves” on screen. Big YES. As for Angie’s accent…..I feel like when she gets into an accent role, it stiffens her performance unless there’s a lot of action going on, too, as in the badass Lara Croft films. (But the Tourist— ARGHH—and even Maleficent.) Nevertheless I have bottomless admiration for Angelina, both as a performer and a humanitarian. So excited she’s been taking on so many new roles & the newest film with Christophe looks to be superior.

  10. Sof says:

    That first picture is amazing.
    I’m excited to see her with Cristoph Waltz, I generally like their acting.

  11. Edie says:

    Angelina is fantastic in both Gia and The Changeling. I would love to see her do something darkly comedic also.

  12. Truth hurts says:

    Angelina is great and will be fantastic always. For someone who said her mom chose her career she has done well.