Angelina Jolie Pitt is set to direct an upcoming original movie for Netflix titled First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.
The film is “based on a harrowing and poignant memoir from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime,” according to Variety.
Angelina is set to produce the film and she even co-wrote the script. It will be released on Netflix in late 2016.
“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Angelina said in a statement. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland. It is a dream come true to be able to adapt this book for the screen, and I’m honored to work alongside Loung and filmmaker Rithy Panh.”