The film centers on Richard Leakey, an archaeologist who became a champion against elephant poaching in the late ’80s.
“I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric [Roth]’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him,” Jolie, 39, said in a statement to Variety last September.
The couple recently reunited on screen for By the Sea, the actress’s third film in the director’s chair. The two had previously starred together in Mr. & Mrs. Smith a decade earlier.
“We spent our honeymoon playing two people in a terrible marriage,” she playfully told The Hollywood Reporter in December.
“I’m sure a therapist would have a field day analyzing the films I choose to do,” she added. “But it’s been 10 years since Brad and I have worked together. It felt like it was time.”
Looks like it might be time again!