Angelina Jolie has partnered with Netflix for her next project. Jolie will co-write and direct an adaptation of Lou Ung’s memoir FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A DAUGHTER OF CAMBODIA REMEMBERS. Oscar-nominated Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh will produce.
The film will center around Ung’s childhood, when the Khmer Rouge regime assumed power in Cambodia and she was forced from her family’s home and trained as a child soldier. It will be released in late 2016 and will be submitted to major international festivals.
Jolie is currently in production on period drama By The Sea, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, alongside her husband Brad Pitt. Her previous directorial effort, Unbroken, garnered her a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Director.
Netflix has been quickly making a name for itself as a home for quality films. The service will release Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation starring Idris Elba later this year and received an Oscar nomination last year for documentary Virunga, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Kristen McRobbie | Staff Writer