Thursday, September 02, 2010


Tom Cruise missed a chance to belt out a blockbuster. Yes, the role portrayed by Angelina Jolie in SALT was originally written for Tom Cruise.

The story is about how a section of Russia's KGB trains children to become spies and sends them to the U.S. In addition, to children they also replace American adults with look-alike Russian spies.

Angelina plays a CIA agent Evelyn Salt who is accused of planning to assassinate the American President. This info is provided by a Russian defector. How Evelyn goes about escaping from the CIA and proves her innocence forms the crux of the story.

Chases, shoot-outs, plot-twists; it's all there.

The climax proves that there is room for a sequel and SALT might well end up becoming a franchise like the Mission Impossible series.

With Knight & Day tanking at the U.S. box-office, Tom Cruise might be regretting his decision of skipping SALT.


PurpleHeart said...

Tom Cruise should think beyond jumping over couches to consider the prospects of such roles. Teasing, I like Cruise but he hasn't delivered much lately. Though not as groundbreaking as the Inception, Salt still managed to give a decent comptetion. Angelina Jolie is hanging in there, still like a queen.

mahesh said...


Karen Xavier said...

Can't stand Angelina, this may sound weird... but since she broke up brad and jennifer aniston's marriage, I can't seem to watch any of brad's or jolie's movie. I guess my loyalty to Rachel Green (jennifer aniston's character in FREINDS) goes beyond what is considered normal. I always stick through with my characters...

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