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Stewart May Replace Jolie in Wanted 2

Kristen Stewart will replace Angelina Jolie in the next installment of the Wanted series, E! Online reports. James McAvoy is to play the male lead, and though the story is still developing, reports indicate that Stewart met with director Timur Bekhmambetov and has been approached to fill the void that Jolie left behind. Jolie's character, an assassin, died in the first Wanted, but Bekmambetov said that he planned on bringing her back in some way. However, that plan may have been foiled when Jolie and the people behind the sequel were unable to reach agreement on salaries and shooting schedules—an indicator that, if anything, Jolie would only cameo in what would be Stewart's movie.