Angelina Jolie to Direct Don McCullin Biopic ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’
The film is being produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker under their Hardy Son & Baker banner (“Taboo”) alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (“Darkest Hour”). McCullin and Mark George are executive producing.
BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Gregory Burke (“’71”) is writing the screenplay. The film will be an account of the celebrated British war photographer’s life, which took him from poverty-stricken, wartime London to some of the world’s most dangerous war zones.
“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.”