Angelina Jolie to direct movie for Netflix

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Angelina Jolie Pitt to Direct Netflix Original Film ‘First They Killed My Father’.

Jolie Pitt will direct “First They Killed My Father,” an adaptation of Cambodian human-rights activist Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir about how she survived the deadly, oppressive Khmer Rouge government.Appearing to leave the rest of the Jolie-Pitt family behind, the 40-year-old actress and her second-eldest child kept close to each other as they glided through the entrance to the airport flanked by security guards. Strolling a few paces behind her son, but with a tender arm placed on him, Angelina looked the picture of effortless chic as she prepared to catch her flight. Pax looked the epitome of a hip pre-teen, as he matched his mother’s understated yet fashionable style, pairing a hoodie and logo tee-shirt with a pair of baggy black trousers.

The pair were seen travelling without Angelina’s husband Brad or Pax’s five siblings, just days after Angelina announced that she would be throwing herself back into a hectic work schedule after signing up to direct a film for Netflix. And it seems that Angelina will be taking Pax’s older-brother, 13-year-old Maddox, to work with her on the next project set during the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Then she will move on to direct “Africa,” a film based on a true story about efforts to battle the illegal animal trade, which was postponed to create additional time to finalize the screenplay and other production aspects, according to a Netflix release.

The project is based on on a memoir by Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung who, as a child, was exposed to the cruel Khmer Rouge regime in her country during the 1970s. Considering her previous directorial projects, including 2011’s In The Land Of Milk And Honey and last year’s Unbroken, Angelina picks subjects close to the heart. ‘I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,’ Angelina said in a statement, as reported by Variety. ‘It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. Angelina’s son Maddox, whom she adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia in 2002 when he was seven months old, will also play a part in the movie’s production.

When playing the wife of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Peal in 2007’s A Mighty Heart, Angelina formed a similar bond with the real-life Mariane Pearl. It stars Idris Elba and was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for his directorial efforts on season one of “True Detective.” After that, Adam Sandler‘s “Ridiculous Six” premieres Dec. 11, and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend” will debut in the first quarter of next year. The outing was a continuation of their seventh birthday celebration, which was feted in earnest on July 12 with a big party at their Loz Feliz area home that included an exciting ride. Angelina and Brad’s brood of six also includes their biological daughter Shiloh, nine, Pax, 11, who was adopted from Vietnam, and Zahara, 10, who was adopted from Ethiopia,

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