Angelina Jolie is not letting the bitter divorce derail her career

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie set to star as an Afghan war hero in Shoot Like a Girl. 

An unwanted divorce and a bitter custody battle are not slowing down actress Angelina Jolie’s career.

The star is to act 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 the real life Afghanistan war hero in the film, according to reports.

The Gotham Group is producing the film. No director has been attached, but Frank Baldwin is writing 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 Defence.

Nicole Brown, who brought the book into TriStar, will oversee the project with Hannah Minghella.

The film follows Major 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 Defence in Washington DC over the Combat Exclusion Policy which kept female officers from serving in combat roles.

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