Angelina Jolie is not planning to get revenge on Jennifer Aniston by making a movie with Justin Theroux, despite a fictional tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the premise. It's completely made-up.
An alleged insider tells Heat, "It's no secret in Hollywood that Angelina and Jen can't stand one another, but many people thought that their feud had fizzled out. But that all changed when Brad [Pitt] and Jen reignited their friendship, and Ange was really upset after Brad very publicly attended Jen's 50th birthday party earlier this year."
Making matters worse, according to the outlet, is that Aniston slammed Marvel movies in a recent interview with Variety, accusing superhero blockbusters of "diminishing" the film industry. Jolie, who's currently filming the Marvel movie Eternals, is said to be particularly annoyed by Aniston's comments. "Angelina is furious that Jen would throw shade at her like that, so now she's plotting her revenge," says the suppose source.
To get payback, the suspicious tipster says Jolie is "ruthlessly pursuing a movie project" with Theroux, as she "knows that getting close to Justin in a professional setting will drive Jen crazy." The seemingly phony source adds, "There are a number of projects that Justin is already attached to, and producers would love Ange to come on board. It's going to be a bitter pill for Jen to swallow, but Ange wants to send a clear message to her that they're even now, and she needs to be treated with more respect."
The tabloid's phony story seems to have been written simply because Aniston expressed her disinterest in Marvel movies, and Jolie just so happens to be appearing in an upcoming Marvel movie. The diss - which was really more of an opinion - wasn't aimed at Jolie any more than it was at Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth or anyone else who's part of the Marvel universe.
Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to Jolie, who confirms the magazine's report is nonsense. The actress isn't pursuing any projects with Theroux, and isn't out for "revenge." It's also worth noting, Aniston and Theroux are still friendly and have remained on good terms since their split last year. There's no reason to believe he'd want to join Jolie's (imaginary) plot.
In fact, we've already debunked variations of this theme. Last year, Gossip Cop busted Life & Style for falsely claiming Jolie was getting "revenge" on Aniston by "seducing" Theroux. This latest article has swapped out romance for moviemaking, but it's no more accurate.
Shortly before that, NW made up a similar story about Jolie wanting to date Theroux to "get even" with Aniston and Pitt. This tired narrative remains untrue no matter how many different ways it's spun. This latest article focusing on Jolie and Theroux's nonexistent "revenge" movie is more nonsense.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.