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Angelina Jolie in early talks for Shoot Like a Girl

Angelina Jolie in a scene from Changeling.

Story by Jack Foley

ANGELINA Jolie is in early talks to star in new war drama Shoot Like a Girl.

Based on the forthcoming memoir Shoot Like a Girl: How One Woman’s War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense by Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar, the film would follow the real-life exploits of Hegar, who served three tours in Afghanistan as an elite rescue helicopter pilot.

During that time, she earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for her work.

And she also opened the front lines for women by successfully taking on the Department of Defence in Washington, DC, asserting that the combat exclusion policy barring women from combat duty was unconstitutional and unjust toward women in the military.

Jolie has yet to formerly commit to the project but there’s every chance she will come on board having recently dropped out of Murder on the Orient Express.

She was most recently seen in By The Sea, which she also directed, and she’s attached to the Maleficent sequel at Disney.

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