Mariane Pearl is a French freelance journalist. She is the widow of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist who worked for Wall Street Journal. He was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in early 2002. And in 2003 Mariane Pearl published a memoir, A Mighty Heart about her husband and his life and it’s that book that was adapted to the film with the same name, released in 2007 starring or Angie.
Ever since Mariane and Angelina has been close friends and they have been seen traveling together and hanging out and Mariane has also interviewed Angelina for some magazines.
Besides that the movie also stars Angelinas long time friend (and Maddox Godmother) Jillian Armenante and they became friends when they starred in Girl, Interrupted together in 1999.