Angelina Jolie and Maddox Are Making a Netflix Movie About Cambodia

With her 1970s France set drama By the Sea currently in post-production, Angelina Jolie has announced her next project: collaborating with Netflix on an adaptation of activist Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. Jolie will direct and produce the project, which she’ll pen with Ung. Speaking to the film, which concerns “Ung’s account of enduring the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s regime,” Jolie said: I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Jolie, who’s also planning on producing…”It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. Variety also reports that her son Maddox will contribute on the production as well.

The announcement, made last night by Netflix, comes at the apex of Hollywood’s new bandwagon of streaming service deals. Cary Fukunaga’s African war drama Beasts of No Nation will have its Netflix release in the fall, Spike Lee’s Chiraq and Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will have their release via Amazon Studios, and the list just keeps on growing. On her partnership with Nextlfix, Jolie noted that, “Films like this are hard to watch but important to see…They are also hard to get made. Netflix is making this possible, and I am looking forward to working with them and excited that the film will reach so many people.” We’ll be keeping a close eye on the project, but in the meantime, take a look back on some of Jolie’s best roles, as well as her directorial effort thus far.

UNBROKEN, Angelina Jole

Available to watch on iTunes and Amazon

HACKERS, Iain Softley

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GIRL, INTERRUPTED, James Mangold

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LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, Simon West

Available to watch on iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon

THE GOOD SHEPARD, Robert De Niro

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GIA, Michael Cristofer

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IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, Angelina Jolie

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Still from The Tourist

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