A film dedicated to the famous British war photographer Don McCullin, will be the new director’s project for Angelina Jolie, to be produced by Tom Hardy
Angelina Jolie signed to direct Unreasonable Behaviour, a biographical fresco on the legendary war photographer Sir Don McCullin, adapting the appreciated autobiography published with the same title, in original, in Italian as Unreasonable behavior for Contrasto editions.
The biopic will be produced by Tom Hardy, with Dean Baker and to Working Title. The script is writing it Gregory Burke, BAFTA nominated for beautiful ’71. At the center of the story will be the resolute life of the war photographer Don McCullin, passed from a childhood of poverty in London at war to the most extreme scenarios of the most dangerous theaters of conflict around the world.
His fame is mainly linked to his black and white images from Vietnam and Cambodia, published in British newspapers such as the Sunday Times. For those shots he continuously risked his life, also earning the respect for the empathy and honesty inherent in the way of portraying human suffering in his work.
“I saw the last movie of Angelina Jolie about Cambodia, ”McCullin said,“ where I spent so much time during the war, and I’m very impressed with the powerful and accurate way he represented that place at that time. I feel with her in safe, capable and professional hands “.