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Angelina Jolie Pitt to Exec Produce Animated Film ‘The Breadwinner’

Angelina Jolie Pitt will exec produce the upcoming animated film “The Breadwinner” through her Jolie Pas Productions shingle.

The film, which will be directed by Nora Towmey, is based on Deborah Ellis’ internationally acclaimed young adult novel of the same name. The story revolves around a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, who must disguise herself as a boy and become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned.

“Millions of young girls like Parvana are growing up today under oppression or conflict, and helping their families to survive in those conditions. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution,” Jolie Pitt said. “I am delighted to be working with a talented team of artists who I know will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture and to little girls like Parvana.”

The film is being produced by Aircraft Pictures, Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, with producers Tomm Moore and Paul Young of the Cartoon Saloon, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures, and Stephan Roelants of Melusine Productions.

Published by Groundwood Books, “The Breadwinner” has been in print for more than 15 years and is recommended reading in numerous middle schools throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Jolie Pitt will be directing the upcoming Netflix original movie “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.” She can be seen next opposite husband Brad Pitt in the Universal drama “By the Sea,” which she is also helming.

She is repped by UTA and Media Talent Group.

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