[ 2006-10-08 09:55 ]
|Actor Brad Pitt (R) speaks at a hotel in Pune,
about 200 km (125 miles) southeast from Mumbai, October 6, 2006.
Angelina Jolie says she and Pitt are disappointed they are not
shooting 'A Mighty Heart,' a film about U.S. journalist Daniel
Pearl, in Pakistan where he was abducted and murdered in 2002.
Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt are disappointed they are not
shooting "A Mighty Heart ," a
film about US journalist Daniel Pearl, in Pakistan where he was abducted
and murdered in 2002.
Security concerns there caused officials to suggest they work
elsewhere. So with the exception of a few background scenes shot in
Pakistan, "A Mighty Heart" will be made in the western Indian city of
The Oscar-winning actress plays the slain reporter's wife, Mariane.
Pitt, Jolie's partner, is the movie's producer.
"I am disappointed that we could not shoot the film in Pakistan, a
country that I love and have visited three times," said Jolie in a
statement issued on Saturday by Trevor Neilson, an adviser to the couple.
"They talked with people from all levels of the Pakistan government and
there's certainly no hard feelings. But it became clear that it was
preferable to film in India," Neilson told Reuters by telephone.
He said there was no release date set for "A Mighty Heart," which is
being made by Pitt's production company, Los Angeles-based Plan B.
The film is based on a book by Mariane Pearl, "A Mighty Heart: The
Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl."
Pearl, a 38-year-old reporter with The Wall Street Journal, was
kidnapped in Karachi in early 2002 while researching a story in the
aftermath of September 11. A
videotape of Pearl having his throat cut was later circulated by his
In her statement, Jolie said "A Mighty Heart" is about "cross-cultural
understanding and the values that people of all faiths share. This is not
a film about terrorism or conflict, it is a story of people of all faiths
working together to find the truth."
A Mighty Heart: