Robert De Niro Set to Direct “The Good Shepherd”
Angelina Jolie will join Matt Damon for the dramatic movie, “The Good Shepherd,” to be directed by Robert De Niro. Matt Damon stepped into the lead role when Leonardo DiCaprio had to withdraw from the project.
According to Variety, “The Good Shepherd” tells the story of the CIA through the eyes of an agent whose personal life is destroyed by the job’s stress. Damon will play the agent with Jolie co-starring as his wife.
Production is expected to begin in March 2005. De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will produce “The Good Shepherd,” with Francis Ford Coppola, Rick Schwartz, and Chris Brigham executive producing.
Angelina Jolie will next be seen in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” opposite Brad Pitt. Damon has “Syriana” with George Clooney and “The Brothers Grimm” with Heath Ledger due out in 2005.