Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are fast-tracking The Changeling, with Clint Eastwood looking to direct and Angelina Jolie in talks to star, reports Variety.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, the film will become a co-production of Imagine and Eastwood’s Malpaso. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce with Malpaso’s Rob Lorenz.
Jolie would play a woman whose son is abducted but retrieved; she suspects, however, that the returned child is not her kid. The woman must then confront corruption in the LAPD. The story is based on true events in 1920s Los Angeles.
The plan is to start production later this year.