Angelina Jolie is to direct ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’.
The Hollywood star will take the helm of a biopic about British struggle photographer Sir Don McCullin.
In an announcement, Jolie shared: “I am humbled to have a chance to bring Don McCullin’s life to film. 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 movie that’s as uncompromising as Don’s images, concerning the extraordinary individuals and occasions he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a novel period in journalism.”
McCullin added: “Having viewed Angelina’s last film on Cambodia (and having spent so much time during the war there) I was impressed at how she made such a powerful and accurate representation of the place. I feel as if I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her.”
Tom Hardy and Dean Baker will produce underneath their Hardy Son & Baker banner while Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are additionally producing. McCullin and Mark George are government producing. The script has been penned by Gregory Burke.Hardy and Baker added in an announcement: “Don McCullin is someone that we’ve long held a deep and profound respect for. His remarkable story is one of brutal honesty, unflinching courage, and unbound empathy. Angelina has carved a considered approach to the material that we’ve all been looking for – relevant and compelling, ethically sensitive and engaging. We are excited by her vision and look forward to supporting her depiction of a man who deserves to be remembered for his extraordinary contribution, service, and lifelong work to humanity.”