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Angelina Jolie May Star in Shoot Like A Girl Adaptation

The film is based on the memoir of US Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar, who served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot

  | October 01, 2016 14:14 IST (Los Angeles)
Angelina Jolie

A file photo of Angelina Jolie. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Highlights

  • Angelina Jolie is one of the choices for the lead role
  • Major Hegar served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a rescue pilot
  • Frank Baldwin is writing the screenplay based on the memoir
Actress Angelina Jolie is in early negotiations to star in the adaptation of Shoot Like a Girl, based on the memoir of US Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar.
The 41-year-old actress is eyed to take the role of the real life Afghanistan war hero in the film, reported Deadline.
The Gotham Group is producing the film. No director has been attached, but Frank Baldwin is writing the screenplay based on the memoir titled Shoot Like A Girl: How One Woman's War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense.

Nicole Brown, who brought the book into TriStar, will oversee the project with Hannah Minghella.
The film follows Major Hegar who served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot.
She saved hundreds of men and women on and off the battlefield in the Middle East. She sued the Department of Defense in Washington DC over the Combat Exclusion Policy which kept female officers from serving in combat roles.
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