The film is based on the book Shoot Like A Girl: How One Woman’s War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense, an upcoming memoir by Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar that will hit shelves in March 2017.
Hegar, who Jolie would play, served three tours in Afghanistan as an elite rescue helicopter pilot. She earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for her work. She also opened the front lines for women by successfully taking on the Department of Defense in Washington D.C., asserting that the Combat Exclusion Policy barring women from combat duty was unconstitutional and unjust toward women in the military.
The Gotham Group is producing the project. Frank Baldwin wrote the most current draft of the script, and the producers are currently looking for a director.
The book was originally brought into the studio by Nicole Brown, who will oversee the project with Hannah Minghella.
Jolie was most recently seen in By the Sea, which she also directed. She's attached to the Maleficent sequel at Disney. She's repped by UTA and Sloane, Offer.
when would she have the time with all the current drama?
edit: fixed pic! sorry