Did Angelina Jolie turned down the chance to play Celine Dion in a movie about the singer’s life? That’s the claim in one of this week’s celebrity magazines. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the report. We’re told it’s 100 percent “not true.”
According to NW, Dion was recently “snubbed” by Jolie, who the singer wanted to “play her in [a] biopic of her life.” A so-called “insider” is quoted as telling the tabloid that for years Dion’s “big passion has been a musical movie adaption of her life, career and marriage” to Rene Angelil, and she was all “set on Ange landing the part,” but Jolie has passed because her “schedule is simply too full” to take on another film project.” The outlet then editorializes that it “would have been perfect casting,” mostly because both women are super thin.
Now that Jolie has allegedly said no to the biopic, asserts the magazine, the Oscar-winner will have to endure the “wrath of beastly Celine.” Its supposed tipster contends Dion is “devastated she’s turning down the role.” “It may be the end of the project altogether,” concludes the seemingly clueless and possible made-up source.
Far from there potentially no longer being any film about the legendary singer, there are actually two competing Dion biopics in the works, and Jolie was never tied to either of them. The first movie that was announced in late January and titled, The Power Of Love, Celine,” will be a French-language film that covers Dion growing up in a large Canadian family, being discovered as a teen, and then becoming an international superstar under the guidance of Angelil, her manager and future husband. The second biopic, which was revealed three weeks later and appears to have Dion’s family’s cooperation, is an English-language movie with the title, Celine Before Celine.
Despite there being nothing whatsoever to indicate Jolie was attached in any way to either project, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source in the actress’ camp, and we were told in no uncertain terms the tabloid’s article is “not true.” It also bears mentioning that while the outlet maintains Jolie as Dion was “perfect casting” (because they’re both skinny), the two biopics are slated to focus mostly on the singer’s rise to fame as a much younger woman.
Not only is NW‘s article inaccurate, but its premise is also unoriginal. Back in 2016, Gossip Cop busted the equally unreliable Star for concocting a tale about Jolie making a biopic about Dion. At the time, both a Jolie confidante shot down the claim, and Dion’s rep also assured us the story was incorrect.
Actually, the tabloid has a track record for being provably wrong about the actress. In just the past few months alone, Gossip Cop exposed the outlet for falsely reporting the decidedly single Jolie was dating Keanu Reeves. We also debunked a cover story that untruthfully stated Jolie warned Jennifer Aniston to stay away from Brad Pitt and her kids. That was followed up by an yet another absurd tale about how Jolie was “hooking up” with Justin Theroux to get “revenge” on Pitt and Aniston.
In reality, Pitt has not gotten back together with Aniston, nor has Jolie pursued Theroux or any other man since filing for divorce. And just two moths ago, the magazine published a similar cover story that insisted Jolie warned Charlize Theron to stay away from Pitt and her kids. Of course, as a rep for Pitt told Gossip Cop, the actor was never even romantically involved with the South African actress. Much like those fabricated reports, the latest piece about Jolie turning down the chance to play Celine Dion in a biopic is also nothing more than a work of fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.