So far, we’ve seen Angelina Jolie’s off screen work in the form of Universal’s 2014 film Unbroken. The film received many mixed reviews in regards to her part of the project, the screen adaptation of the biographical screenplay was severely criticized. However, this was Jolie’s first, biggest and most demanding project which didn’t involve her being in front of the camera – so we have to give her some credit, she is an Oscar Award wining actress after all.
Jolie’s next project is with Netfilx, where she will be directing and producing the film First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers – a picture based on a memoir from Cambodian author and human-rights activist Loung Ung about serving the Khmer regime. This project couldn’t be more well suited for Jolie. Her and husband, Brad Pitt, have always been passionate and involved in helping children in third world countries.
Their Cambodian-born son, Maddox, will also be involved in the production of the film. Hopefully, this project will show that directing isn’t just her new found hobby, but a new and serious career move. The film will be available on Netflix in late 2016 and will also be submitted to major international film festivals.