Angelina Jolie’s last project as a director was They Taken It: Memories of a Cambodian Girl (2017), an adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir that was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best foreign language film.
Three years later, the actress will return behind the scenes to command a new project, Unreasonable Behavior, a biopic about the famous British war photojournalist Don McCullin, played by Tom Hardy. As EW reports, the English actor also produces the film with his partner Dean Baker through his company Hardy Son & Baker.
“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to bring the life of Don McCullin to the cinema,” Jolie said in a press release: “I was drawn to his unique combination of boldness and humanity, his absolute commitment to tell the truth of the war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer the consequences. We hope to make a film that is as compelling as Don’s photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism.”
McCullin, famous among other works for his coverage of the Vietnam War, has assured that Julie’s approach to Loung Ung’s memoirs in They Taken It Convinced him that she would make sure to make “a powerful and correct representation” of his work.
“Don McCullin is someone for whom we have deep respect,” Hardy and Baker say in another statement. “His is a story of brutal honesty, unshakable bravery and empathy.” “We are excited by Angelina’s vision and we look forward to helping her represent a man who deserves to be remembered for his extraordinary contribution, service and work to humanity,” they concluded.