<p><span></span><strong>Angelina Jolie</strong> celebrated her 34th birthday on June 4. But while she should have been relaxing with beau <strong>Brad Pitt</strong> and their six kids, she was instead being forced to watch her back. Just days earlier, Hollywood producer <strong>Dan Lin</strong> announced that he was planning a new installment of Angie's <em>Tomb Raider</em> series, which turned the actress into a star and has grossed a whopping $431 million worldwide. But he doesn't seem to be considering Angie for the lead this time around -- because, he confessed, she's simply too old. <br />
"It's a great origin story that we're going to tell," said Lin, who recently produced Terminator Salvation. "So it's a younger Lara Croft." Anyone in particular in mind for the lead role? Transformers star Megan Fox, he noted, was a "no-brainer."
No wonder: Megan, a dark-haired beauty with full lips and an edgy reputation, has often been compared to Angelina. But Angie isn't flattered by the comparison -- or the suggestion that Megan, 23, may be ready to replace her. "Angie is not thrilled about turning 34, to put it mildly," says a friend. "In fact, she's panicking a little. She feels that her age is starting to undercut her choice of film roles -- and it annoys her that Megan Fox is being touted as the 'new Angelina.'"
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