The beautiful and talented Angelina Jolie, lately more well-known perhaps for her real-life child adoptions splashed across the tabloids than for her acting roles, has nevertheless found time to squeeze in some acting work here and there. After a supporting appearance in last year's excellent The Good Shepherd, Jolie is next set to grace the silver screen in A Mighty Heart, a docudrama based on the life of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was assassinated in 2002. In the film, based on the book A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl by Mariane Pearl, Jolie plays Mariane, who launches an investigation of her own to find out the truth behind what happened.

Over the months we haven't heard much about this film except that it was, in fact, being made. But now, thanks to Joblo, we can bring you a poster for the film and some stills featuring Jolie, co-stars Dan Futterman as Daniel Pearl and Wil Patton as, one can assume, some sort of government type either helping or hindering Jolie's quest in the film. Daniel Pearl's death was a great tragedy and if this story is to be adapted for the big screen, it deserves a sensitive and well-done cinematic treatment. With the casting of Jolie, Patton and Futterman and under the direction of Michael Winterbottom, I feel this story is in good hands. A Mighty Heart premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in May followed by a platform release on June 22.