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Angelina Jolie To Direct Richard Leakey Biopic 'Africa'

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Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants. The film, Jolie's fourth directorial effort, is from Skydance Productions, the company behind recent "Terminator" and "Mission: Impossible" films. In a statement, Jolie said "I've felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life." Leakey, she added, emerged from the violent conflict with elephant poachers "with a deeper understanding of man's footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/6OSehGMjq2g/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com