Angelina Jolie is in talks to headline Luc Besson's next project, an untitled thriller in line with the director's earliest work.

Both Luc Besson and Angelina Jolie finished working on films that could go head-to-head in the Oscar race this next year. Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, while Luc Besson is garnering rave reviews for his Aung San Suu Kyi biopic The Lady. This untitled thriller would be the next project for both of them.

No plot details have been released at this time. The film is said to be rooted in true scientific elements (whatever that means). If she signs on, Angelina Jolie will shoot the movie before moving onto Ridley Scott's Gertrude Bell biopic. The actress is also still planning to shoot Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty-themed fantasy Maleficent sometime next year.

There is no set start date for Luc Besson's mystery project, but it's expected that the shoot will happen early in the new year.