July 14, 2006 04:09:59 GMT
Angelina Jolie will play widow of slain journalist in "A Mighty Heart".
Angelina Jolie is getting back into the industry, signing her second film deal since giving birth to daughter Shiloh. The newly mom will play Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in a movie produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company.
The flick, tentatively titled "A Mighty Heart", is an adaptation of Mariane's best-selling nonfiction book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl." "The film will focus on the deep collaboration between people around the world in search of Daniel in 2002," Pitt told People. "We hope the film can increase an understanding between people of all faiths and portray the story and the people involved as honestly as possible without anger or judgment."
As of the book, it chronicles Mariane's experience after her husband was abducted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan in early 2002. A month later, his captors released a video depicting his murder. Just for you to know, Mariane, a French journalist, was pregnant when her husband was kidnapped and gave birth to their son Adam in May of that year.
English filmmaker Michael Winterbottom will direct, while Pitt and Dede Gardner of Plan B, Andrew Eaton and Revolution Films will produce. The film will start shooting in the fall.