JOLIE TO MAKE A FILM ON CAMBODIAN WAR
Hollywood actorturned-director Angelina Jolie (above) will make a film about Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a war-scarred child.
The Oscar-winning actor will adapt First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, a memoir by Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the notoriously deadly regime.
“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” said Jolie in a statement. “It really deepened my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. It helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland,” the 40-yearold added.
Jolie’s actor husband Brad Pitt, too, will be involved in producing the film. Jolie will direct and produce the film from a script she co-wrote with Ung. Acclaimed Cambodian director Rithy Panh, nominated for an Oscar for The Missing Picture (2013), will also serve as a producer. The movie will be released in late 2016. Jolie’s feature film debut was In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) set in the Bosnian war.