ANGIE hot for rocker who looks just like her former lesbian lover – and THAT makes PITT flip!

BRAD PITT is in a jealous rage over ANGELINA JOLIE Jolie wooing a sexy Japanese rock star to play the villain in her new film – because the tattooed music man looks a LOT like Angie’s former lesbian lover!

A source told The ENQUIRER that despite having little or no acting experience, Angelina, 38, cast Japanese rocker Miyavi – whose real name is Takamasa Ishihara – to play the choice role of ruthless, sadistic prison guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe in “Unbroken,” which she’s filming in Australia.

Watanabe is known as “The Bird” and made life a living hell for Louis Zamperini, the real-life Olympic athlete-turned-POW who’s the hero of Angie’s film.

Miyavi, 32, flew to Australia to meet with Angie from Oct. 8 to 10, sources told The ENQUIRER. Meanwhile, Brad, 49, was in England making the WWII film “Fury” and taking care of the cou­ple’s 5-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne.

“Angelina was absolutely hypno­tized by Miyavi’s haunting audition for her film,” said a source, adding that she couldn’t stop talking about the gender-bending rocker, who loves to wear makeup.

“Miyavi bears a striking resem­blance to Angie’s former lesbian lover Jenny Shimizu – and that fact wasn’t lost on Brad,” noted the source.

Angelina hooked up with Shimizu, a Calvin Klein model, in 1996, gush­ing that she “fell in love with her the first second I saw her.” And in 2005, Shimizu claimed her affair with An­gie lasted many years, even after the “Tomb Raider” beauty was roman­tically involved with other people. Now, Angelina is spending time alone with a male version of Shimizu – and far away from Brad. “Angie told Brad that she’d probably have to spend a lot of time coaching Mi­yavi because he’s never had a major Hollywood role before,” the source continued. “That sent Brad over the edge. He’s halfway around the world in England while Angie’s reading lines with this sexy Asian rocker.”

According to the source, Angelina pointed out that Miyavi is a father of two young girls and happily married to Hawaiian-born singer Melody.

“She told Brad that, as outrageous as Miyavi looks and acts, with all his tattoos and piercings, he’s actually a down-to-earth family man,” said the source. “Still, Angie gushed so much about Miyavi, it drove Brad bonkers.”

Despite Angie’s assurances that there’s nothing to worry about with Miyavi, Brad is planning to keep a close eye on her, said the source.

“He’s insisting that they Skype every day – even though Sydney is 10 hours ahead of London.”