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Angelina Jolie Loung Ung Netflix

Will direct, produce Netflix film

23 Jul, 2015

Netflix strikes a deal with Jolie to direct and produce First They Killed My Father, based on a memoir of the same name by Ung. This is the latest example of investing in┬átheir own quality programming online, instead of streaming other studios’ programming. Jolie, deeply affected by the book, is determined to turn it into a movie:

Films like this are hard to watch but important to see. They are also hard to get made. Netflix is making this possible, and I am looking forward to working with them and excited that the film will reach so many people.