Powerful photography and history meets Hollywood in the latest news that the life story of war photographer Don McCullin will be adapted for screen, with Angelina Jolie on board directing the film.
Although McCullin is best known for his involvement and dedication to war photography, his autobiography, titled “Unreasonable Behavior,” which was published in 1990, also carries a powerful message and insight into his experiences during various conflicts. humans. And it was this memoir that inspired Scottish playwright Gregory Burke to work on an adaptation of McCullin’s life experiences. Burke is best known for writing for the historic 2014 thriller “’71”, based on fierce clashes in the 1970s in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Angelina Jolie agreed to direct the film and said she was “honored to have a chance to put Don McCullin’s life in the theaters,” underscoring McCullin’s dedication to delving deep into the testimony and recording of the truth as a source of inspiration, despite the pain. this can be not only for observers but also for those who experience it directly. Jolie’s previous work as a director was also based on periods of modern conflict, such as “First They Killed My Father”, “Land of Blood and Honey” and “Unbroken”.
English actor Tom Hardy is set to play McCullin in this biopic, which production company Hardy Son & Baker will also produce alongside Working Title, a UK film and television production company. The film’s title and release date have yet to be confirmed.
Main image by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo used under Creative Commons.