Angelina Jolie to direct war journalist Don McCullin biopic

The director’s fifth film will be an adaptation of the autobiography Unreasonable Behavior with Tom Hardy in the lead role.

From film to film. Angelina Jolie to put on her director’s cap for a fifth time for a biopic of photojournalist Don McCullin, according to Deadline . The film, still without a release date, will be an adaptation of the autobiography Unreasonable Behavior with Tom Hardy in the lead role.

Born in London in 1935, Don McCullin is a war photographer. First assistant photographer during the Suez Canal crisis in 1956, he sold his first photo to Tea Observe in 1959. Between 1966 and 1984, he worked for the Sunday Times Magazine as a correspondent abroad. During this period, he notably covered the Vietnam War and the North Irish conflict. A work that will make him known throughout the world.

I am very honored to have the chance to film the life of Don McCullin, Angelina Jolie said in a statement. I was drawn to both his fearlessness and his humanity. Both his absolute commitment to bear witness to the truth of war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer the consequences. We hope to make a film as uncompromising as Don McCullin’s photography, about the extraordinary people and events he has witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism.

As a director, Angelina Jolie has taken a keen interest in contemporary conflicts. The siege of Sarajevo with In the land of blood and honey (2011), the second world war with Invincible (2014) or the Pol Pot regime and its Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in First they killed my father (2017).

The latter film was a strong argument in favor of the 45-year-old filmmaker. “Having seen Angelina’s latest film on Cambodia and having spent so much time during the war there, says Don McCullin, I was very impressed with how she so powerfully and accurately portrayed the place at that time. I feel like I’m in safe, competent and professional hands with her.


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