Universal Picks Up Luc Besson/Angelina Jolie Project

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Universal Pictures has acquired 80% of the worldwide distribution rights, including North America, to the new action project from Luc Besson that will star Angelina Jolie.

Luc Besson wrote the screenplay for the dramatic thriller, that he will also produce and direct. EuroCorp is the production company behind the film.

Filming is scheduled to begin in April, 2012 and will take place in Paris at “Les studio de Paris,” the brand new production facilities owned by EuropaCorp.

Virginie Besson Silla will oversee the project on behalf of EuropaCorp.

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