Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) will direct Unreasonable Behavior, based on the autobiography of legendary British war photographer Don McCullin, Deadline reported. The film is being produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker under their Hardy Son & Baker banner, alongside Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. McCullin and Mark George are exec producing. Casting has not been announced yet. BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Gregory Burke ('71) is writing the screenplay.
"I am humbled to have a chance to bring Don McCullin's life to film," said Jolie. "I was drawn to his unique combination of fearlessness and humanity--his absolute commitment to witnessing the truth of war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer its consequences. We hope to make a film that is as uncompromising as Don's photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism."
McCullin added: "Having viewed Angelina's last film on Cambodia (and having spent so much time during the war there) I was very impressed at how she made such a powerful and accurate representation of the place at that time. I feel as if I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her."