Who Is Salt? (2015)
American actress Angelina Jolie allegedly dreamed of playing Cleopatra in Martin Scorsese’s planned film. Supposedly, it was suggested that she would be cast in that role if she starred in a second film about Evelyn Salt, the CIA operative accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. This information was revealed through email correspondence between Hollywood and the Pentagon in the Sony Pictures hack in 2014. The project Who Is Salt?, initiated by Johannes Wahlström, explores the military–entertainment complex. The notion refers to the increasing co-operation between Hollywood and the Pentagon to help steer public opinion and political narrative to promote US interests. As much as one-third of the hundreds of manuscripts the Pentagon receives each year result in collaborations. The movie Salt 2 serves as an example of the phenomenon.
Jolie’s potential involvement in both films was once listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which Källström-Fäldt documented – freezing a moment in time and confirming the information leaked via the Sony Pictures hack.
Johannes Wahlström and Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, 2015
Book made together with 1:2:3 (Axel von Friesen and Petter Törnqvist), B-B-B-Books, 2015