Jolie plays CIA officer Evelyn Salt in this thriller directed by Phillip Noyce. Salt is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy. With each attempt Salt makes to prove her innocence, her mentor, Winter, only grows more suspicious of her true motivations. The longer she eludes capture by ambitious CIA agent Peabody, the higher the stakes get. Co-starring Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
We spent a lot of time with different people who’d worked in the Russia House and the CIA, and I think the biggest note I took from them was how isolated and lonely they felt not being able to talk about their life and their work with anybody in their family, and what a sacrifice that is.