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Meghan Markle looking to enlist Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise for ‘ensemble’ comeback movie, source reveals

"Her work for good causes and the UN speaks for itself, but Meghan marvels at how Angelina’s managed to balance this with a thriving box office career and raising six kids," the source said
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Ever since she and her husband announced that they were quitting the royal family, there have been reports of Meghan Markle aspiring to revive her acting career through a big Hollywood movie, featuring some of the most A-list celebrities in the industry. And two of the names that Meghan reportedly wants to enlist to star in the yet-to-be finalized film are Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise. 

Now that Megxit is all done and dusted and the Duchess of Sussex has relocated to Los Angeles with Harry and their son, Archie, Meghan has plans to rope in the 'Maleficent' actress for her comeback movie as she has always been enamored by her. “It’s an open secret Meghan’s aspired to be like Ange for many years, just like she’s so in awe of Princess Diana," a source told New Idea

The insider said that the mother-of-one has always looked up to Jolie as her potential mentor who had the ability to combine a celebrity status with humanitarian endeavors - something that the People's Princess was able to achieve and Meghan always wanted to do. 

“Meghan has so much respect for Ange and everything she’s achieved on a personal level as well as professionally,” the source added. "Her work for good causes and the UN speaks for itself, but Meghan marvels at how Angelina’s managed to balance this with a thriving box office career and raising six kids." 

In this handout photo provided by the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, actress and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt meets children during a visit to Ja Mai Kaung Baptist refugee camp on July 30, 2015 in Myitkyina, Myanmar. (Getty Images)

The pair have met only a couple of times before but they have always shared “mutual respect” for one another and have recently connected “via email and Zoom," according to the latest report. 

“She’s keen to team up with her and build a meaningful friendship. Angie has long hoped for a friend she can relate to in Los Angeles, and Meghan represents the best option by a long way," the tipster said. 

Another celebrity that Meghan had been eyeing for a long time to star alongside her in the movie is Cruise. “Tom is a huge Anglophile so he’s dying to catch up with Harry and Meghan now they’re in town,” the source revealed. "Like Angelina, he’s extremely picky over whom he’s friends with but the Sussexes check all the boxes in terms of what he’s impressed by.”

Tom Cruise attends the U.S. Premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on July 22, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

There was mutual admiration from the 'Mission Impossible' star's side too as he was also keen on including Harry and Meghan in his inner group of friends.  “Tom really admires this huge decision they’ve both made to leave the royals and start over anew in America,” the source said. “He also really digs how they understand what it’s like to deal with pressure and take on new challenges.”

Cruise sees huge potential in Meghan, especially after her voiceover role on the newly released Disney documentary, 'Elephant'. "He thinks Meghan can go all the way in Hollywood – and he’d love to be part of their social circle," the source added. 

In another report, it was revealed over the weekend that Meghan was more than ready to get back into the acting world and was aiming to land an action movie. "[She’s] determined to act again and she thinks a big, ensemble film is the way to go,” a source said.