Los Angeles: 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 real life Afghanistan war hero Hegar in the film, reported Deadline.
The Gotham Group is producing the film. No director has been attached, but Frank Baldwin is penning 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 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.