Angelina Jolie eyed for war drama ‘Shoot Like a Girl’
Actor Angelina Jolie is in early negotiations to star in the adaptation of ‘Shoot Like a Girl’, based on the memoir of US Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar.
The 41-year-old actor is eyed to take the role of real life Afghanistan war hero Hegar in the film, reported Deadline.
The Gotham Group is producing the film. No director has been attached, but Frank Baldwin is penning the screenplay based on the memoir titled ‘Shoot Like A Girl: How One Woman’s War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense’.
Nicole Brown, who brought the book into TriStar, will oversee the project with Hannah Minghella.
The film follows Hegar who served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot. She saved hundreds of men and women on and off the battlefield
in the Middle East. She sued the Department of Defense in Washington DC over the Combat Exclusion Policy which kept female officers from serving in combat roles.
The 41-year-old actor filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, last month, putting an end to their two-year-old marriage.
She had asked for physical custody of their children in her divorce filing. After the Department of Children and Family Services made its recommendations, Jolie and Pitt came to a temporary agreement that lasts until October 20, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Jolie and Pitt each volunteered to participate in individual counseling, and Pitt also agreed to undergo drug and alcohol testing, though he was not required to, sources said. In addition, the former couple and the kids will undergo family counseling together. “She is only concerned with the health and safety of her children, that is how
she feels at this moment,” a source close to the situation said of 41-year-old Jolie.
Full physical and legal child custody has not been determined yet.