Angelina Jolie to Executive Produce 'Breadwinner' Animated Movie
Angelina Jolie Pitt has just signed on to executive produce the upcoming animated film The Breadwinner.
The story, which is adapted from Deborah Ellis‘ young adult novel, is about “Parvana, who disguises herself as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned. The Breadwinner also showcases culture, history and beauty of Afghanistan,” THR writes.
“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” Angelina said in a statement. “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 project is slated to be completed in 2017.