Angelina Jolie will direct a new series for Netflix
“First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” is based on the book by a Cambodian author. The Netflix series will be directed by Angelina Jolie and is exclusively on Netflix and will also be entered at major film festivals.
Reported by Reuters.
Jolie has written the script together with Ung. Her adopted son Maddox from Cambodia will be shown in production. The memoirs of Loung Ung go about his experiences as a child soldier during the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in 1975.
This will be Jolie's fourth feature directorial effort, following on the success of last year's "Unbroken" and the upcoming "By The Sea," in which she also stars alongside husband Brad Pitt.
"Films like this are hard to watch but important to see. They are also hard to get made. Netflix is making this possible, and I am looking forward to working with them and excited that the film will reach so many people," the filmmaker said.
Jolie's partner Brad Pitt has also teamed up with Netflix for his upcoming satirical comedy "War Machine," written and directed by David Michod, which will be released on the platform and in select theatres next year.
Other major names developing original content for Netflix include Adam Sandler, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark and Jay Duplass.