Jolie-Depp Romantic Thriller ‘Tourist’ Begins Principal Photography

Shooting planned for Paris, Venice; meanwhile, Universal may move ahead with Angelina-less “Wanted 2”

Last Updated: March 1, 2010 @ 1:20 PM

Principal photography has begun on “The Tourist,” the highly-anticipated romantic thriller starring two of Hollywood’s biggest marquee stars: Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

The film – helmed by Academy Award winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (“The Lives of Others”) and written by Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park”), Christopher McQuarrie (“Valkyrie”) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Day After Tomorrow”) – will shoot in Paris and Venice. Graham King’s GK Films is producing; Sony is distributing. Studio Canal is also a partner in the production.

The story revolves around Depp, an American tourist “visiting Italy to mend a broken heart.”

Jolie — who stars in the upcoming thriller “Salt” — recently dropped out of the “Wanted 2," according to New York magazine’s Vulture, killing the sequel. Now there are conflicting reports that "Wanted" co-creator Mark Millar plans to carry on without her.

After "The Tourist," Jolie is attached to star in Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s "Gravity," and is reportedly in negotiations for Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of "Serena."

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