LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix to direct an adaptation of “First they Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.”READ MORE: Anti-Defamation League: FBI Arrested 'White Supremacist' During Fort Lauderdale Raid
The online streaming service announced the news Thursday.
The film will be based on Loung Ung’s memoir of her experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime as a child. It’s expected to be available on Netflix in late 2016.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 6,014 Additional Cases, 132 Deaths Reported Wednesday
Jolie co-adapted the script with Ung. The actress and director says the memoir deepened her understanding of how children experience war. It also helped reinforce her connection to Cambodia, where her son Maddox was born.
Jolie recently directed the Louis Zamperini biopic “Unbroken” and is in post-production on the drama “By the Sea,” in which she also acts alongside her husband, Brad Pitt.MORE NEWS: 'Once In A Lifetime Event': Florida Man Spots 5 Elusive Florida Panthers In Single Day, 4 At The Same Time
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