Angelina Jolie “can kick a*s as good as any man.” The “Changeling” actress gets to show off her risk-taking talents in forthcoming movie “Salt” and director Philip Noyce says fans will be impressed by both the quality of her acting and her dare-devil feats. He said, “The major thing the audience is going to find is that the movie’s a showcase for the incredibly diverse talents of Angelina Jolie. And when I say incredibly, that’s not an understatement. Incredibly diverse. I mean, as we know, she’s a brilliant dramatic actress. Without a doubt. That’s been proven. But – you know, she’s also, in ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,’ and the ‘Tomb Raider’ films, she’s shown that she can kick a*s as good as any man. And in this film, she gets to do both. And she does both in a way that I think will startle audiences. It’s highly dramatic, it’s highly emotional. It’s a thrill a minute.”

Paul – who previously worked with Angelina on “The Bone Collector” also revealed that starring as CIA agent Evelyn Salt – originally a male protagonist set to be played by Tom Cruise – in the movie is a dream come true for the actress. He added to Moviehole, “Amy Pascal , the Columbia Pictures chairman, had often spoken to Angelina Jolie and they’d expressed their mutual respect for each other and also, their mutual desire to try and create a female spy franchise. And so we sent the script for ‘Salt’ to Angelina. Over several days we discussed our mutual visions for what the film could be, and how, if a male character was to be turned into a female character, how that would be achieved and she committed.”