Watch the Exclusive Trailer for Angelina Jolie's The Breadwinner, About Life Under the Taliban
Angelina Jolie executive-produced the animated film The Breadwinner, about a girl's life under the Taliban
Angelina Jolie is throwing her support behind an animated movie with an important message.
The star is executive producer of The Breadwinner — a tale about a young girl living under the Taliban who risks it all to save her family.
“I am proud to be a part of this beautiful film with this timely and very important subject matter,” Jolie says of her involvement in the film. “Millions of girls around the world have to grow up before their time, working to provide for their families at a very young age and in difficult circumstances. They have the strength to do what no one should ask little girls to do. I hope this film is able to bring this discussion to a broader audience.”
Based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner follows a young Afghan girl who cuts her hair and poses as a boy to save her family after her father gets arrested. In theaters this fall, the movie comes from the team behind Oscar-nominated films Song of the Sea and Secret of Kells.
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Jolie recently directed the First They Killed My Father, a drama due on Netflix this fall about the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, and also took a seat in the director’s chair for 2015’s By the Sea and 2014’s Unbroken. She previously also served as executive producer on the Disney hit Maleficent.