Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly in talks to play Richard Leakey in his wife Angelina Jolie’s drama film “Africa”.
The duo, who were first seen together on-screen in 2005 romantic comedy “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, have wrapped up filming Jolie’s third directorial venture “By The Sea”.
According to The Wrap, Brad is in negotiations to star in Jolie’s latest directorial biopic film “Africa”, which tells the story of “Leakey, the famed archaeologist who became a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late 1980’s.
The biopic is written by Oscar winner Eric Roth, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Jolie will re-team with her “Unbroken” cinematographer Roger Deakins for “Africa”.
“I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him,” Jolie said in a statement in September last year.