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Angelina Jolie and Frances McDormand are secret best friends and planning to team up for a movie together? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids. Although the two actresses might make a dynamic duo, the story isn't true. A rep for McDormand tells Gossip Cop she's not working on a project with Jolie.

According to OK!, the actresses bonded at the Golden Globes earlier this year, and have since become fast friends. A so-called "source" tells the magazine, "Angie isn't your typical girl's girl and doesn't have a lot of female friends, but she has really connected with Frances. They each admire how outspoken and independent the other is, and they've bonded over being adoptive mothers."

The outlet's alleged insider further contends that Jolie and McDormand have been "bouncing project ideas off each other," adding, "Angie's saying she would produce and even star in something if Frances did it with her." Unfortunately for those of you hoping to see a film co-starring the Oscar-winning actresses, it doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon.

Gossip Cop is told by McDormand's spokesperson that she and Jolie aren't developing a movie together, nor are they secretly "best friends." It's possible this story was concocted because Jolie presented McDormand with the award for Best Actress at the Golden Globes in January. The two even gave each other a friendly high-five when McDormand took the stage to accept her statue. But following the ceremony, Jolie attended Netflix's after-party, while McDormand hit up Fox's after-party. Considering the two were at different events after the show, it's unlikely they did much mingling.

Oddly enough, this isn't the first time OK! has placed Jolie into a fake friendship with another female celebrity. Gossip Cop recently busted the magazine for making up a story about Jolie and Jennifer Garner bonding over being single moms. The tabloid is also no stranger to making false claims about the actress's career. We recently called out the publication for alleging that Jolie couldn't land any movie roles following her split from Brad Pitt.

As for McDormand, OK!'s sister outlet, Star, also published a bogus article surrounding the actress's night at this year's Golden Globes. Gossip Cop corrected the tabloid after it claimed that McDormand thought Kate Hudson's dress was too "inappropriate" for the ceremony. This latest story involving Jolie is more fiction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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