Angelina Jolie has found her next project. The actress/director will take on “Africa”, the true story of Richard Leakey, a paleoanthropologist who was involved in a violent battle with elephant poachers in Kenya in 1989.
Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) has written the screenplay, Jolie will direct, and Roger Deakins has been hired to be her cinematographer. The two worked together on Jolie’s “Unbroken”, out in AMC cinemas on December 25.
In a statement on the project, Jolie said: “I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him.”
This will be Angelina’s fourth film as director, her first was 2011’s “In The Land Of Blood And Honey”, her second is “Unbroken”, and she’s currently filming her third, “By The Sea” with Brad Pitt.
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