Deadline Interview – Angie on Directing, Netflix, Oscar & ‘Maleficent’
New interview by Deadline who met Angelina at the Telluride Film Festival and she confirms that Maleficent 2 is going to happen! Hurray for that!
Angelina Jolie told me she’s having a great time at her first Telluride Film Festival, where since the debut here Saturday of First They Killed My Father, her fourth directorial effort that’s been winning strong praise.
The powerful, beautifully shot film, set during the 1970s when Pol Pot’s deadly Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, will debut on Netflix and in select theaters in mid-September after Jolie takes it to the Toronto Film Festival.
The film is based on Loung Ung’s memoir about the devastating effect the Khmer Rouge had on her own family when she was just 9 years old. Ung, who is also in Telluride, adapted the book with Jolie. But Jolie told the Telluride audience yesterday the Cambodian people really made it themselves. “Netflix made it possible and gave them the tools to tell their story,” she said.
Read full interview in our press archive.