Jolie To Play Daniel Pearl?s Widow
BEIJING, July 13
(Xinhuanet)-- Actress Angelina Jolie will play the widow of
murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in a new
film directed by English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom,
Daily Variety reported in its Thursday edition.
??"A Mighty Heart" will begin shooting within the next
five weeks, the paper said.
??The film is adapted from Mariane Pearl?s own memoir.
She was pregnant when her husband was kidnapped by Muslim
militants in Pakistan in 2002 and endured a desperate few
months before his body was found.
??"I am delighted that Angelina Jolie will be playing my
role in the adaptation of my book," Daily Variety quoted
Pearl as saying.
??"I deeply admire her work and what she is committed to.
I am also happy that Michael Winterbottom, a versatile and
talented director who genuinely loves truth, will be
working on this project as well."
??Jolie?s boyfriend, actor Brad Pitt, will serve as a
producer of the project, which is set up at Paramount
Vantage, the art-house arm of Viacom Inc.?s Paramount
??A Mighty Heart will be the first major film project for
Jolie, 31, following the birth of daughter Shiloh in May.