Los Angeles (USA), Nov 19 . .- Angelina Jolie will return to directing with “Unreasonable Behavior”, a film about the life of the British photographer Don McCullin, one of the most acclaimed war photographers in the world.
“I was attracted by his combination of courage and humanity, his absolute commitment to witness the truth of the war and his empathy and respect for those who suffer its consequences,” Jolie said in a statement released Thursday by the specialized press in Hollywood.
McCullin, 85, one of the most prestigious conflict photographers, was born in London and began as a photography assistant until his work as a correspondent in the Northern Ireland conflict and the Vietnam War earned him special recognition.
“We hope to make a film that is as uncompromising as Don’s photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism,” Jolie explained.
In her role as a director, Jolie has experience in feature films about contemporary conflicts.
He portrayed a romance in the Bosnian war with “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011) and in “Unbroken” (2015) he adapted to the big screen the memories of the Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, captured by the Japanese Army during the WWII.
In “First They Killed My Father” (2017) he entered the conflict in Cambodia.
“Having seen Angelina’s latest film about Cambodia (and having spent so much time there during the war), I was very impressed with how she made such a powerful and accurate representation of the place at the time,” McCullin himself said.
“I feel that I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her,” said the historic photographer.
Tom Hardy and Dean Baker will produce the new film while Gregory Burke will be in charge of writing the script. .
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