Angelina Jolie is directing a Netflix movie about the Khmer Rouge

Angelina Jolie has signed on to direct a new film for Netflix, based on the memoir of a Cambodian human rights activist who lived through the Khmer Rouge regime. The film, First They Killed My Father, will be released in late 2016 in both English and Khmer.

Jolie will direct and produce the movie, based on a script she co-wrote with Loung Ung, author of the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. Loung was a child when the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia, where nearly two million people were killed during the four-year regime. Loung was sent to train as a child soldier at a work camp for orphans, while her siblings were sent to labor camps.

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Author: Amar Toor

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