Date: 23rd November 2020
Angelina Jolie has signed on to direct Unreasonable Behaviour, a biopic of legendary British war photographer Don McCullin, based on his autobiography of the same title.
The film is being produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker under their Hardy Son & Baker banner alongside Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. McCullin and Mark George are executive producing.
Gregory Burke is writing the screenplay for "Unreasonable Behaviour", which is described as "an unflinching account of the celebrated British war photographer's life, which took him from poverty-stricken, wartime London to some of the world’s most dangerous war zones."
McCullin rose to fame for his black and white images taken in Vietnam and Cambodia while he was working for The Observer and The Sunday Times Newspapers. The British photographer risked his life to capture these images of war, which are highly regarded for their depiction of human suffering.
"I am humbled to have a chance to bring Don McCullin's life to film", said Jolie. "I was drawn to his unique combination of fearlessness and humanity - his absolute commitment to witnessing the truth of war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer its consequences. We hope to make a film that is as uncompromising as Don's photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism."
McCullin said: "Having viewed Angelina's last film on Cambodia, and having spent so much time during the war there, I was very impressed at how she made such a powerful and accurate representation of the place at that time. I feel as if I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her."
Source: Press Release