Jolie Takes Cruise Role

World-famous actress, humanitarian, mother of six—for Angelina Jolie, seemingly no territory remains unconquered. Now she's swooping into a coveted film role left open by Tom Cruise. The actress reported to BBC Radio that she would replace Cruise in the upcoming espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt, says Us Weekly. When Cruise dropped out of the Phillip Noyce-helmed flick in August, the CIA officer protagonist was reworked to be a female. Jolie says that after February, she plans to go on a yearlong hiatus: "I have a lot of children, and I need to make sure they're growing right and they've got us there for them."