Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, “By The Sea,” which will be written and directed by Jolie and star herself and Brad Pitt.
It marks the first time the duo has appeared onscreen together since 2005′s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Jolie and Pitt will also produce the project, which is said to focus on a couple’s relationship.
“I am very happy to continue my relationship with Donna and the entire Universal team as I finish “Unbroken” and begin work on “By The Sea,” Jolie said. “They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.”
Jolie is currently in post-production on “Unbroken,” an epic drama directed and produced by Jolie based on the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini and adapted from author Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller. Universal will release Unbroken on Christmas Day, 2014.
She is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group and Pitt is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.
Source : Variety
Angelina Jolie’s young children are apparently fascinated by her 13 pieces of body art.
The Maleficent star – who raises Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with fiancé Brad Pitt – loves that Shiloh and Pax are especially fascinated by her 13 tattoos, including the etchings of their birth location coordinates.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: “They are obsessed with her tattoos and always ask that they mean.”
The actress thinks it’s amusing that Pax has already expressed an interest in getting his own inking.
But the insider said: “Angie tells him he has plenty of time.”
Angelina and Brad – who got engaged in 2012 – are even said to be planning on commemorating their upcoming marriage with some matching inkings.
A source said earlier this year: “[They are deciding] with what and where they will ink themselves to mark their long-awaited marriage.
“Brad really wants to do something special, and frankly, a little weird to mark the occasion, and they want to get the exact same design, in the exact same spot in their bodies.”
Angelina Jolie has become an honorary dame of the British Empire, ABC News reports.
The honor, celebrated on Sunday along with Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday, is one of the highest to be awarded by Britain. Jolie was recognized for raising global awareness about violence against women.
“To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to,” Jolie said in a statement. “Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”
Jolie joins a select group of Hollywood names who’ve been awarded the honor, including Steven Spielberg and Bob Hope who were both knighted.
A-lister Angelina Jolie was prevented from entering Sudan by via authorities in the Arab republic, as she attempted to enter to attend a civil society event in the country’s capital of Khartoum.
The Tomb Raider star‘s absence was confirmed Friday by Peter Tibber of the British embassy in Sudan, after she was slated to appear at a summit there, according to local media.
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Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, did lend her presence at the event in a video, where she criticized Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his administration for their death sentence of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a Christian woman who would not renounce her religion, and was subsequently convicted of apostasy, with the grave implications.
“Khartoum should respect the fundamental right to freedom of religion, and to repeal its laws that ban people from converting their faith, as they are inconsistent with its 2005 Interim Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” Jolie said in the clip.
The outspoken actress also took exception with what she said was a disproportionate amount of wealth and power among Sudan’s political elites.
Source: Radar Online
Actress Angelina Jolie has said that she plans to have additional cancer-preventing surgery less than a year after the actress underwent a preventative double mastectomy.
“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet,” Jolie told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.”
Jolie underwent her double mastectomy in May 2013 after learning that she was at a heightened genetic risk for breast cancer. Jolie’s mother died of breast cancer aged 56, and upon learning Jolie was a carrier of the “faulty” BRCA1 gene, she opted for the procedure. The actress detailed her experience in a New York Times op-ed titled “My Medical Choice,” in which she wrote that her doctors put her chance of developing breast cancer at 87%, and ovarian cancer at 50%.
“Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” Jolie wrote in the Times. “I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.”
Ovary removal is common among women with Jolie’s particular heightened genetic cancer risk. The actress has not confirmed what her upcoming surgical procedure will involve.
Jolie, 38, is engaged to actor Brad Pitt. The pair have six children – three adopted and three biological.
Source: National Post
Chef Jolie! Angelina Jolie learned how to cook from her personal chef while in Australia directing Unbroken, a source tells Us Weekly in the Mar. 10 issue.
The gorgeous movie star mom, 38, recently overcame her kitchen-phobia, after learning a few healthy tips and culinary tricks from the pro, the insider tells Us. This will be a big lifestyle swap for the children, who are the “worst eaters,” according to the source. And feeding six kids with different food preferences is no simple task: The Jolie-Pitt kids “want to eat different things at different times,” the source adds.
Jolie, who once famously admitted that son Pax, 10, was a better cook than her, decided it was time to take control. The source tells Us that the mom is “very proud” of her new skill. (Back in 2011, Jolie boasted that she and fiance Brad Pitt cooked their own Thanksgiving turkey. “We were very successful and very proud of ourselves,” she joked to Anderson Cooper in an interview.)
Learning how to cook, however, was not the toughest task tacked by the star.
Jolie confessed Tuesday, Feb. 25 that it was a challenge getting producers to sign on for her upcoming movie Unbroken, which tells the true story of World War II hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini. “This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she told Tom Brokaw on Tuesday’s Today show episode. “I pitched my butt off.”
Jolie, who up until early February had been filming Unbroken since late 2013, was joined by her six kids on the Gold Coast.
Pitt, 50, who was busy filming upcoming movie Fury in London, oftentimes flew over to spend time with his beautiful brood. But after months apart, the family has reunited in full and returned back to the West Coast ahead of the Oscars.
“Since Sydney, everyone is in sync,” another insider told Us of the Jolie-Pitts.
Source: US Magazine
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently sold some of the wine from their private French Estate for charity and raised a pretty penny! Their latest charitable efforts come after rumors that the award-winning actress may need more breast surgeries.
According to the British-owned Telegraph, the benefit was held for the Democratic Republic of Congo:
“A barrel of organic wine produced by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s estate in the south of France has been sold for more than €10,000 (£8,500) at auction, with the money going to support an agricultural project in Africa. Winegrowers in the village of Correns, where Pitt and Jolie have their chateau, 50 miles inland from Saint-Tropez, organised the sale on Wednesday evening as part of an annual auction to raise funds for the Democratic Republic of Congo, and donated to an agricultural cooperative which aims to teach young people about sustainable farming.”
This latest announcement came after a major U.S. tabloid claimed that Jolie could be undergoing more surgery before her wedding to Brad Pitt. Star is alleging that Jolie will be going back under the knife. This time, however, it will be cosmetic. According to an alleged insider, Jolie made a mistake in getting breast implants so soon after her mastectomy:
“Angie’s new breasts are uncomfortable and painful, and they’re driving her crazy…She did all of the research, and she knew it was risky to get implants so soon after the mastectomy. She’s not worried about her cancer anymore, but her new fear is that she rushed into getting her implants and there is a chance of infection.”
Jolie initially drew criticism for her decision to preemptively remove her breasts, however, she has since been praised by the medical community. Jolie explained her decision in The New York Times, telling readers:
My chances of developing breast cancer dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
While India is home to many temples situated across the length and breadth of the country, Cambodia has a special temple named after Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie Temple is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It`s a 12th century site called Ta Prohm; it is otherwise known as Old Brahma and was initially named Rajavihara or the royal monastery. Now it`s popularly called the Angelina Jolie Temple.
Angkor Archaeological Park contains magnificent remains of over 1000 temples going back to ninth century, spread over about 400 square kilometers and receives about three million visitors annually. Its greatest of all Khmer monuments, mother of all temples and world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat, which was constructed in about 30 years, is dedicated to Hindu deity Vishnu and is featured on Cambodia’s national flag.
It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first `Tomb Raider` film. It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first “Tomb Raider” (Simon West) films, in which Jolie played the fantasy character Lara Croft.
Local restaurants sell `Tomb Raider` cocktails and she appears to be the patron saint of Cambodia
The authorities have requested the actress to maintain the heritage site.
Jolie has an adopted son named Maddox who belongs to Cambodia.
It’s no surprise that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie like to travel in style, but the pair really splurged during a recent family trip to Hong Kong.
Life & Style has learned that the superstar duo spent $12,468 a night on the Presidential Suite of China’s five-star InterContinental Hong Kong hotel for a three-day stay.
The 7,000-square-foot pad boasts five bedrooms, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenette, private study, gym and 24-hour personal butler service for those late-night requests!
Despite the A-list amenities, Brad, 49, and Angelina, 38, didn’t stay holed up.
“Brad stopped into a Chinese coffee shop called Maxims for tea while Angie went shopping with the kids,” an eyewitness tells the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now. “They all looked like they were having a great time,” adding that they even took public transportation and dined out as a family!
Source: Life and Style
SHE wasn’t there for long but Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie left the village of Werris Creek starstruck yesterday.
Her whirlwind visit had the village in a spin and media hot on her tail as she arrived with her entourage and film executives to scope out locations for her next film. Jolie arrived in Australia at the weekend with her six children before preparations to direct the new World War II drama Unbroken – in which it is hoped places in Werris Creek will feature.
It is understood Werris Creek is among several NSW towns being scouted for the film, but in a brief exchange with The Northern Daily Leader Jolie appeared impressed.
“How does it feel to be in Werris Creek?” she was asked, to which the Tomb Raider star replied: “It’s wonderful.”
While she didn’t have her own children with her for a fly-in-fly-out visit, Jolie was happy to pose for photos with fans and hug local children on Punyarra Street.
Several houses in the street were on the list as potential locations for filming.
The 38-year-old appeared relaxed and casual as she drove around with her crew in a silver Hyundai van, leaving just after 12.30pm.
FIRST Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie touched down in Tamworth, then she headed to Werris Creek to scout for potential movie locations.
She was happy to smile and wave at interested locals, saying she it was “wonderful to be in Werris Creek”.
The gong-winning actress arrived on a commercial flight in the country music capital on Wednesday morning before being driven straight to Werris Creek.
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Jolie is in Australia to make her second feature film as a director – Unbroken.
It is understood production will soon move from Fox Studios to Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
But in between she stopped in to check out the architecture of a number of Werris Creek locations which are understood to be similar to that of the English village where her new World War II epic is set.
Source: The Herald