Angelina Jolie seems not interested to be away from her directional role in the film industry.
She has signed up to direct a biopic of Kenyan politician and paleoanthropoligst Richard Leakey titled Africa.
To protect the population of animals in the continent Leakey had battled elephant poachers in the late ’80s.
The new directional role will reunite Jolie and cinematographer Roger Deakins. Currently she is in Malta filming By The Sea. She will start her work in Africa after returning from the southern European island.
Roger had earlier assisted Jolie in her movie Unbroken, which is now ready for release.
Recently Jolie she has deep connection with Africa and to the culture there as well.
The bipic is written by Oscar winner Eric Roth. He had won in 1995 for “Forrest Gump.”
Jolie added that the script is beautiful and is about a man who is drawn into violent conflict with elephant poachers. The man understands deeply the responsibility for the world and footprints of human beings in it. He knows the drawbacks or the negative effect of killing elephants and other animals.
Jolie will also produce the movie. The other producers with her are David Ellison of Skydance Productions, Dana Goldberg and Jon Peters.
Skydance had earlier produced “Terminator Genisvs” and “Star Trek 3” movies.