Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie is taking a break from Oscar bait to nourish her butt-kicking babe side in the brand new trailer for the spy thriller 'Salt.'

And, not that we didn't love 'The Changeling' (OK, maybe we didn't), but we couldn't be happier to see Angie flaunting the athleticism and general penchant for badassery she's honed in such films as 'Tomb Raider,' 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and 'Wanted.' Here she plays a CIA operative forced to prove her innocence when she's fingered as a Russian double agent aiming to assassinate the U.S. president. Watch the trailer after the jump. Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie is taking a break from Oscar bait to nourish her butt-kicking babe side in the brand new trailer for the spy thriller 'Salt.'

And, not that we didn't love 'The Changeling' (OK, maybe we didn't), but we couldn't be happier to see Angie flaunting the athleticism and general penchant for badassery she's honed in such films as 'Tomb Raider,' 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' and 'Wanted.' Here she plays a CIA operative forced to prove her innocence when she's fingered as a Russian double agent aiming to assassinate the U.S. president.

While the trailer is certainly fun to watch, our enjoyment of it is enhanced by the fact that Angie's role was initially intended for Tom Cruise, with the film then entitled 'Edwin A. Salt.' When the Cruisinator dropped out to tackle the action-comedy 'Wichita' opposite Cameron Diaz, Jolie graciously stepped in, the name was changed to just plain 'Salt,' and the script was rewritten to suit Jolie's more feminine -- but equally kickass -- tendencies.

'Salt' is set to hit theaters on July 23, 2010.

'Salt' Trailer


Based on the trailer, do you want to see 'Salt'?
Yeah, looks awesome.2283 (85.5%)
Hell no!277 (10.4%)
I would if Tom Cruise were in it.109 (4.1%)