Recognize this gal in her Roaring Twenties garb? It’s none other than the better half of Brangelina, Angelina Jolie, on the set of her latest film, “The Changeling.” Here’s the plot synopsis for the film, from IMDb:
A mother’s prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn’t take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
Sounds like an interesting, creepy mystery and plus, it looks like I’ll be able to enjoy myself, checking out the period costumes. And it’s being directed by Clint Eastwood, who has yet to disappoint me in producing a drama with an emotional punch. Angelina is also receiving some recognition for her performance in “A Mighty Heart,” the film based on the true story of Mariane Pearl, widow of Wall Street journalist David Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Despite Jolie’s frustration with the movie’s box office returns, she will be honored for her portrayal of Pearl at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the festival’s Outstanding Performance of the Year Award. According to Festival executive director, Roger During:
“We are honored to celebrate Ms. Jolie in what is arguably one of the most extraordinary female roles of the year.”
Released this summer, filming for “A Mighty Heart” took place during Angelina’s pregnancy with baby Shiloh and had Brad Pitt acting as producer for the film. Well, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that this is the first of many awards Angie will be receiving for the film, since I’ve heard it was riveting, but emotionally draining. I’ll have to have work up the courage to give it a watch, since I’m such a baby about serious, real-life dramas like that. Zombie movies are usually about as intense as it gets for me.