The actor slash director is going to be in the upcoming film adaptation of James Scott’s 2014 novel, The Kept—Jolie’s first live-action role since 2015's Jolie-directed By the Sea, IndieWire notes. Per Variety’s plot summary (that appears to be an unattributed copy-and-paste from the book’s Amazon plot summary):
…the story is set in the winter of 1897, and follows a trio of killers that descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Caleb, who is 12 years old, must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible.
Sounds potentially wild. Woman on a mission. Kill Bill with butter churns. Nothing but net, but the net is period-piece revenge.