Angelina Jolie's Next Film Tackles The Pol Pot Regime

Other | Friday 9th June 2017 | David

In addition to being one of the most famous actresses in the world, Angelina Jolie is also an incredibly talented director, she's already proved herself in films like In the Land of Blood, Honey and Unbroken. For her next project, she’s once again entering the area of true life drama with First They Killed My Father.

The film serves as an adaptation of the 2000 non-fiction book of the same name by Loung Ung, which recounts her experiences living in Cambodia during Pol Pot's horrendous regime. 

During the years that Pot was in power, it is estimated that between one to three million people died as a direct result of his policies, with her book giving a direct insight into how life was like under the rule of such a man.

Jolie's adaptation will star Sareum Srey Moch as Loung, with Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata and Tharoth Sam rounding off the supporting cast. Principal photography occurred last year in Cambodia, with the film set to arrive on Netflix in 2018.

In addition to her writing, Ung is also known for her political activism, including her involvement with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. You can stay updated with her activism on her official website.