Angelina Jolie will play a werewolf in ''Bitten.'' The blood-wearing Oscar winner will play a lycanthropic journalist torn between the wolf pack and the rat race

By Gary Susman
October 15, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
Angelina Jolie: Ezio Petersen/UPI/Newscom

Angelina Jolie will play one of those women who runs with the wolves. The werewolves, that is. Variety reports that the knife-collecting Oscar winner will bay at the moon as a lovely lycanthrope in ”Bitten,” an adaptation of the novel by Kelley Armstrong.

The story’s heroine is a woman bitten by a werewolf who then runs with a wolf pack in Canada. Ultimately, she tries to return to a normal life as a journalist and even falls in love. But she is drawn back to her full moon fever when a rival pack of werewolves begins increasing its ranks by biting criminals.

Really, who better to play a werewolf than Jolie, whose fascination with blood is well documented? She famously wed first husband Jonny Lee Miller while clad in a shirt bearing her groom’s name written in her own blood, and she and second husband Billy Bob Thornton wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks. She also has submitted her flesh to the tattoo needle many times and bears on her belly a Latin inscription that reads, ”That which feeds me destroys me.”

However, the werewolves will have to wait a while. She’s currently shooting ”Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life,” and is expected to follow that with ”Taking Lives,” in which she’ll play an FBI profiler trailing serial killer Ethan Hawke.