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FIRST LOOK: Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl in 'A Mighty Heart'

FIRST LOOK: Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl in 'A Mighty Heart'

Angelina Jolie plays Mariane, widow of the Wall Street Journal reporter, who was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002 while researching a story on the links between “shoe bomber” Richard Reid and Islamic spiritual leader Sheikh Mubarak Gilani. Mariane was pregnant with their child (inset) when her husband was kidnapped.

Jolie said in a weekend statement that she was disappointed not to be filming in Pakistan, “a country I love and have visited three times.” But security concerns pushed the filming to the western Indian city of Pune, which was chosen because it resembles Karachi, Pakistan.

WOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!! Here is the very first movie still of Angelina Jolie in the role of Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart (2007). The film is shooting in Pune, India and is based on the 2003 book A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, by Mariane Pearl. More pictures in the gallery of Mariane, Daniel, and son Adam Pearl. A big thanks to oldie!!

UPDATE :: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $100,000 to the Daniel Pearl Foundation through the recently formed Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Brad and Angie released this statement: “On this day our thoughts go out to Danny’s family. The Daniel Pearl Foundation is celebrating this day, his birthday, with music festivals around the world. The festivals are a great reminder of not just Danny’s work as a journalist but of his life and his love of music.”

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  • leanne

    OMG All I can say is I can’t wait to see the movie

  • LoL

    She looks just like her.

  • Katy

    WOOOW….I had my doubts about Angelina playing Marianne because I initially thought they had zero resemblance….but makeup and a wig can go far!!!….hopefully she can portray Marianne’s personality well too

  • angelah


  • angelah

    oh sorry. THANK you j@red for posting her still pic as well as making a new thread.

  • micro

    she has talent.

  • QQQQ

    Thanks Jared, she looks amazing

  • kk1

    Oh, Angie looks just like her. WOW is right! Angie and Brad can both morph into their characters! This movie is a must see for me!

  • ???

    She is beautiful!!

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread, Angie looks FANTASTIC, I can’t wait for this movie to come out.

  • alicet

    Wow! What a great transformation- Angie looks like Marianne without too much prosthetics! Thank you Jared for this thread.

  • Alexanderina

    She does look like Marianne, they are both beautiful women, Angie is going to do a fabulous job with this movie. She is just amazing



  • Alexanderina

    14 | COLD HARD MATH | – Hey CHM, WOW is correct, she is simply AMAZING

  • Tas

    We love you Angie!
    What a perfect resemblance.

  • guli

    JARED you are the best :lol: She looks amazing, I even had my doubts, WOOW!!

  • angelah

    damn they did a great job (makeup,etc.). They should get a bonus..jk

  • oldie

    amazing what makeup, hair, posture and the proper eye expression can do!

  • Ciev

    WOW. kudos to the hair and makeup artists on set, even though it
    doesn’t seem like it was too hard of a transformation. uncanny
    resemblance. Marianne, Angie, and Angie as Marianne all look

  • Ida

    She looks beautiful! But I think they made her a little bit too dark. When you look at the inset of Marianne, you can see she’s somewhat lighter. But I think Angie will do a good job on the role!!
    Love her

  • African Girl

    Goodness, she looks like her. Wow…just wow. And this is the role the other one was meant to play? :lol:

    Thanks Jared and g’nite all.

  • alero

    Does Marianne has an accent?

  • kk1

    Angie was definitely the right choice,the only choice, to play this part. I can’t get over the resemblance. Simply more beautiful than ever.

  • tabloids

    Give our Angie a chance and she will prove the world wrong. She looks great for the part.

  • Maniston

    Holy crap! She looks just like her or at least a lot like her. This is along the lines of when Ben Kingsley was transformed into Ghandi. Again WOW!

  • kearnie

    Guli – how do you do it. I know you have the ever present :lol: beside you but seriously, this weekend had been ALL DRAMA….

    from thigh debates to a wacko angie j/foreign pap back to an old trump and now….

    the light at the end of the tunnel – a new Angelina pic

    I think I am going to add that simile too…just to survive.

    Or are you taking somethin somethin made in your secret chemist lab :lol:

  • wow

    Marianne Pearl is a survivor and very courageous. She did good by choosing Angie. She’ll do great. Daniel Futterman also has an uncanny resemblance to Daniel Pearl. Can’t wait for this movie.

  • angelah

    aww, thanks for posting the additional pics of the Pearl family, j@red! u know you so rock, right! yes you do 8-)

  • Frenchy

    She looks good! I hope her French accent is on point. Wow when you look at it, there was just minimal change. Angelina will pull this off because who really knows Mariane Pearl? It’s all about the story people.

    Good Night all!

  • angelah

    Goodnight AG!

  • Orchid

    I’ll definitely see that movie!

  • Gerry’s a hack

    Where’s Gerry now?…this person is critical of Angelina as the choice for Marriane role. This person posted on the other thread. I guess Gerry’s first choice would be Anuston! Give me a friggin break. These haters & Anuston fans are bunch of joke.

  • sad


    I guess Aniston Pr rep , caught in another lie, I thought the us weekly report was “rubbish”

  • Ciev

    aaw i have to say Adam Pearl looks so adorable. i know it’s too early to
    play matchmaker, but i just wonder if it’ll be Shi or Zee that will end
    up dating him haha.

  • QQQQ

    29 | Vince Kissing Another Woman | I sorry for continuing with X, but doesn’t she feel stupid denying the b/up story

  • jeannified

    Wow, If that is Angelina, then I am SHOCKED!!! The makeup artists did wonders! I wasn’t sure why she was chosen, even though I love her, because I wondered how she was going to pull it off, physically, but she totally did it! She’s Marianne’s spitting-image! I can’t wait to see this movie!!! I’m sure it will be great! Maybe some Oscars will be in order!

  • Alexanderina

    22 | African Girl | – :lol:, night AG

  • lol,,2-2006470162,00.html
    29 | Vince Kissing Another Woman

    I guess his sensitivity chip is missing

  • angelah

    36 | Desiree |
    that argument has been discussed already. Next.

  • gerry’s girl

    Oh Jennifer would be much better for this part. she has been constantly tanning herself for years and when her hair is straightened to every inch of its life.. it is naturally dark and curly.

    Oh the injustice!!!!

  • QQQQ

    35 | sad | He was misquoted and she’s gonna call People mag and Okra to say “I was shocked, the world was shocked”

  • omg

    This movie will be a must see in the theaters for me and I do not venture there very often!
    She can really get into her roles so I can see her learning as much as she can to really feel it.
    Good job AJ! I couldn’t imagine another playing this role.

  • Alexanderina

    29 | Vince Kissing Another Woman | – LMAO, I saw that earlier, I guess VV has moved on, no wonder the fanistons are in a uproar

  • QQQQ

    41 | lol | I wonder if US will show this pic to prove her PR hack lies

  • angelah

    40 | lol |

    Goodnight Frenchy..

  • Lynn Campbell

    Thank you Jared, Angelina looks gorgeous and she will be wonderful in this movie. I’ll bet she even has her French accent down perfect. I can’t hardly believe she just had a baby a little over 4 months ago, she is amazing.

  • lylian

    Qoute: “Aniston, who says she would love to play a purely
    dramatic role someday (“I can see it”), is tentative when I ask her
    about playing Mariane Pearl. “If it works,” she says, “I would love
    to think that I could, but I reserve the right not to…” vogue

    She obvously exercised her right not to take on the role of Mariane
    Pearl when she didn’t pick AMH when she left Plan B. Perhaps she
    saw how Derailed turned out and decided to let that type of train
    run by. Good decision.

  • xxx

    36 | Desiree , cobra, jon, haley, ritzygal etc|

    and Brad’s part on Babel should have been played by a real 49 year old so he wouldnt have to wear makeup to appear older! Not fair depriving older actors a job!!!

  • Leanne

    Of-course Angelina has talent together with the looks.
    Just awesome.

  • jjoy

    OMG….she does resemble Marianne….see people with good make up and costume…angie can be anyone…..wowwweeee…..that’s my chickie babe!!!

    thanks jared and audrey for another BAMZS thread… you really work hard….. thank you very very much!!! :)