Angelina Jolie is eyeing her next movie role alongside Christoph Waltz.
Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning actors are in talks for the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation of Lisa Genova’s 2018 novel, “Every Note Played.”
STXfilms has acquired worldwide rights to distribute.
Jolie would take on the estranged ex-wife of a world-renowned concert pianist (played by Waltz), who agrees to take care of him after he receives a life-changing ALS diagnosis.
The diagnosis forces Waltz’ character to “balance reconciling his failed relationships with redefining his pursuit of greatness.”
STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson called the project "emotional, powerful, and ultimately uplifting" in a press statement.
Michael Suscy, who worked on “13 Reasons Why” is set to direct.
Entertainment Weekly notes that the film comes six years after another one of Genova’s novels, “Still Alice,” made its big-screen debut and earned Julianne Moore her first Oscar in 2015.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jolie has remained busy voicing Disney+’s “The One and Only Ivan” and joining the cast of Marvel’s “The Eternals.” She’s also gearing up for a custody trial with estranged husband Brad Pitt.
Waltz has been working on Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Woody Allen’s “Rifkin’s Festival,” and the highly-anticipated James Bond film “No Time to Die,” whose release has been delayed almost a full year due to the pandemic.