She tackled the Bosnian war in her feature debut, “In The Land Of Blood And Honey,” this holiday season she tells the WWII survival story “Unbroken,” and now Angelina Jolie has lined up yet another directorial project, based on another true-life topic.
With a script by Eric Roth (“Ali,” “Munich,” “The Good Shepherd“), Jolie is set to helm the biopic “Africa” based on the life of Kenyan Richard Leakey. Coming from a line of archaeologists, Leakey turned his attentions to paleontology and most famously to conversation efforts. He became the crucial face of the anti-poaching movement, working to save endangered African wildlife, but it also found him making enemies with those either within the illegal trade, or who couldn’t handle his brusque manner.
A fascinating subject to be sure, but this one is likely a bit of a way off. Jolie is currently helming “By The Sea” co-starring her husband Brad Pitt (first look here), so it’s too early to say when this will roll. But Jolie has already lined up the legendary Richard Deakins to shoot the picture. So maybe it’ll get in front of cameras sometime next year?
Below check out a 15-minute talk with Leakey from K24TV.