[ 2006-10-11 09:58 ]
|Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their adopted son
Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, working together on a
film about slain U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, donated $100,000 on Tuesday
to a foundation established in his memory, Pitt's spokeswoman said.
The gift to the Daniel Pearl Foundation was presented on what would
have been the 43rd birthday of the late Wall Street Journal reporter, who
was abducted in Pakistan and
killed in 2002 while researching a story in the aftermath of the September
Jolie and Pitt arrived in India last week to begin production on the
Pearl biographical drama "A Mighty Heart," based on a memoir of the same
name by the correspondent's widow, Mariane Pearl, who Jolie plays in the
Pitt is a producer on the project through his Plan B film company, and
British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, whose credits include "Welcome to
Sarajevo" and "The Road to Guantanamo," is directing.
Actor Dan Futterman, whose screenplay for the film "Capote" earned an
Oscar nomination, portrays Pearl in the movie.
"On this day our thoughts go out to Danny's family," Pitt and Jolie
said in a statement issued to People magazine through their
representative, Trevor Neilson. Pitt's personal publicist, Cindy Guagenti,
confirmed the donation.
The Daniel Pearl Foundation, which promotes cross-cultural
understanding through journalism and music, was observing Pearl's birthday
with a series of music festivals around the world, the Pitt-Jolie