Angelina Jolie doesn’t get in front of the camera as much as she used to, choosing to spend more of her time shepherding various directorial efforts. Even then, the films she selects to direct are few and far between, and are usually meant to highlight specific issues or people. And that is no different for her latest project, Unreasonable Behaviour, about war photographer Don McCullin.
Deadline reports Jolie will direct Unreasonable Behaviour, based on McCullin’s autobiography about growing in London poverty, only to become a famous war photographer in the middle of some of the world’s worst warzones.
Not only is Jolie on board as director, but she will be joined by Tom Hardy who will produce through his Hardy Son & Baker label. Makes you wonder if he’ll take the lead role, as well.
“I am humbled to have a chance to bring Don McCullin’s life to film,” said Jolie. “I was drawn to his unique combination of fearlessness and humanity – his absolute commitment to witnessing the truth of war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer its consequences. 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 most-recently directed 2017’s First They Killed My Father, which was preceded by Beyond the Sea, Unbroken, and my personal favorite of them all, In the Land of Blood and Honey. She made her debut with the documentary A Place in Time.