Hollywood actress and movie director Angelina Jolie is known for her leading roles in the biggest movies ever released, which include; Salt, Mr & Mrs Smith, Wanted, Maleficent, Tomb Rider, The Tourist, The Bone Collector etc.
It had been reported that she is set to direct a film ‘Africa’, about the life of Kenyan conservationist, Richard Leakey, but details about where it was going to be shot were scanty.
It is now official, the film will be shot in Kenya!
The film is celebrated for campaigns to save wildlife from poachers, in the hope of bringing back tourists who have shunned the country after the sad terrorist attacks, hoping to boost a struggling safari and tourism industry.
A lot of business in the film industry has been lost to South Africa severally, like the popular ‘Out Of Africa’ movie, which was a portrayal of author Karen Blixen’s life in colonial Kenya, which greatly boosted the tourism sector in South Africa.
Richard Leakey, who is 70 years old now, confirmed this in a news conference on Monday, Nov 16, saying:
We will make the film and it will be made in Kenya – for sure
Leakey also added that he discussed the project with Jolie a week ago and was confident a new script, cutting out some of the violence in the previous version, would be ready in a few months.
Actually, preparation for filming could start in early 2016, which means that the celebrated actress could come into the country sooner than we expected. How wonderful will this be?
Leakey is set to step down from his post as chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service at the end of the year.