Angelina Jolie To Direct Biopic Of Battle Photographer Don McCullin – .

Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) directed Unreasonable Behavior, a biography of the legendary British war photographer Don McCullin, based on his autobiography of the same name.

The film is produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker under their banner Hardy Son & Baker (Tabu) together with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour) of Working Title Films. McCullin and Mark George produce executive production. No word about the casting yet.

B.AFTA nominated screenwriter Gregory Burke (’71) writes the script. The autobiography is an unwavering account of the life of the famous British war photographer who lifted him out of poverty, Wartime London to some of the most dangerous war zones in the world.

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Known for his often harrowing black and white imagery taken in Vietnam and Cambodia while working for The Observer and The Sunday Times Newspapers, McCullin risked his life to capture the images of war that still resonate to this day.

“I am humble to have the chance to bring Don McCullin’s life to film,” Jolie said in a statement. “I was drawn to his unique combination of fearlessness and humanity – his absolute commitment to testifying to the truth of the war and his empathy and respect for those who suffer the consequences. We hope to make a film that is as uncompromising as Don’s photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism. “

Don McCullin added: “After seeing Angelina’s last film about Cambodia (and spending so much time there during the war), I was very impressed with how it portrayed the place so powerfully and accurately at the time. I feel in safe, capable and professional hands with her. “

“Don McCullin is someone we have long had great respect for,” said HSB’s Hardy and Baker. “His remarkable story is about brutal honesty, unwavering courage, and unbounded empathy. Angelina has developed a considered approach to the material we’ve all been looking for – relevant and compelling, ethically sensitive and committed. We are passionate about her vision and look forward to supporting her portrayal of a man who deserves to be remembered for his exceptional contribution, service and lifelong work to humanity. “

Jolie is repeated by WME, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Burke will again be supervised by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and UTA. Hardy Son & Baker will again be serviced by Range Media Partners and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. McCullin is represented by Rogers, Coleridge & White and United Agents

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