The report said that the former wife of Brad Pitt is directing a biopic about photographer Don McCullin. The film will also be produced by Oscar nominee Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) through his Hardy Son and Baker banner. "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'.
Angelina will adapt autobiography of the celebrated war photographer, who covered crises in Vietnam and Northern Ireland.
"Don McCullin is someone that we've long held a deep and profound respect for", Hardy and Baker continued in a joint statement.
Angelina Jolie gained recognition for her performances in films such as Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Good Shepherd, Wanted, Changeling, and Maleficient.
The photographer put his life at risk to capture the candid images of war, with his work still resonating to this day for its brutal honesty.
McCullin, whose 60-year career spans world-renowned coverage of the Vietnam War, added that Jolie's directorial treatment of Loung Ung's memoir First They Killed My Father - about the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1970s Cambodia - convinced him that she would bring a "powerful and accurate representation" of his work documenting global strife from the streets of London to the far reaches of Asia. I feel as if I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her'.
Angelina has tackled a number of war films as a director, her historical biopic First They Killed My Father was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.