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Angelina Jolie to direct 'Cambodia' film for Netflix


- Angelina Jolie is directing an adaption of "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" for Netflix
- the film will be based on a memoir of a Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the Khmer regime
- Jolie will direct and produce based on a script she co-adapted with Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh (his documentary film The Missing Picture was nominated for an Oscar and also won the Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2013)

- Ung was 5 years old when Khmer regime assumed power in Cambodia and started a genocide for four years, killing almost two million Cambodians
- Ung was later trained as a child soldier, she published her memoir in 2000
- Angelina Jolie is also friends with Ung. Ung said: "“Angelina and I met in 2001 in Cambodia, and immediately, I trusted Angelina’s heart. Through the years, we have become close friends, and my admiration for Angelina as a woman, a mother, a filmmaker, and a humanitarian has only grown.
It is with great honor that I entrust my family’s story to Angelina to adapt into a film.”

- her son Maddox will be involved with the production of the film

source: yahoo
Tags: angelina jolie, film - in development, netflix
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