Superstar Angelina Jolie is planning to direct a movie for Netflix. The movie will be based on Loung Ung’s book, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.” The online streaming service Netflix announced the news on Thursday.
Angelina Jolie is taking up film direction yet again. She is planning to direct a movie for Netflix. Angelina will be working on a script that she co-wrote with the author of a famous memoir that had gone on to become a national bestseller in 2001.
The movie will be based on human rights activist and lecturer Loung Ung’s memoir, “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.” The book is a poignant take on Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime. The author discusses her plight as a citizen of Cambodia when it was ruled by the Khmer Rouge. It is believed that over 2 million Cambodians had been killed during the Khmer Rouge Regime. That was almost a fourth of the population of that country at that time.
It is notable that Jolie co-adapted the script with Ung. Jolie told the press that working on the memoir has deepened her understanding of children in war torn countries. It has helped deepen her understanding of how children experience war. Jolie was especially keen on adapting and directing the movie because her son, Maddox, was born in Cambodia. She says that her work on the movie will deepen her connection with Cambodia.
Jolie has recently undergone a surgery to remove her ovaries. She is supposed to be doing fine. Jolie has also recently directed the Louis Zamperini biopic “Unbroken.”Her drama “By the Sea” is in post-production, in which she will be seen acting alongside her husband, Brad Pitt. Both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been active as human rights’ advocates and philanthropists and have supported many such issues in the past.
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