Jolie leaps into 'Panda'
Updated 7/9/2006 9:47 PM ET
In fighting form: Angelina Jolie voices Tigress,
who puts the "kung fu" in DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda.
By Patty Rhule, USA TODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...fu-panda_x.htmIf any woman can whip Jack Black into shape, Angelina Jolie can. The world's most-photographed Oscar winner/mother/Brad Pitt companion has just joined the cast of DreamWorks' animated comedy Kung Fu Panda. The movie is due in theaters in May 2008.
Black plays Po the Panda, who slings noodles in a restaurant and loves kung fu but doesn't have the body for it. Jolie will provide the voice of a martial-arts master named Tigress. When Po is revealed as the Chosen One to save the animals, Tigress must get the slacker panda into fighting form.
The movie reteams Black and Jolie, who were in 2004's animated Shark Tale. It's the first new project for Jolie since the birth of her daughter Shiloh on May 27. Jolie's next film is The Good Shepherd, due in December.