Produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker, the film is an "unflinching account of the celebrated British war photographer's life, which took him from poverty-stricken, wartime London to some of the world’s most dangerous war zones," according to Deadline.
In a statement, Jolie admitted she's "humbled to have a chance to bring Don McCullin's life to film," sharing, "I was drawn to his unique combination of fearlessness and humanity - his absolute commitment to witnessing the truth of war, and his empathy and respect for those who suffer its consequences."
"We hope to make a film that is as uncompromising as Don's photography, about the extraordinary people and events he witnessed, and the rise and fall of a unique era in journalism."
Don himself added, "Having viewed Angelina's last film on Cambodia (and having spent so much time during the war there) I was very impressed at how she made such a powerful and accurate representation of the place at that time. I feel as if I am in safe, capable and professional hands with her."
BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Gregory Burke is writing the screenplay, which is based on McCullin's autobiography of the same name and offers an unflinching account of his experiences in poverty-stricken, wartime London and some of the world's most dangerous war zones.
Angelina Jolie's directorial movies include 2007's documentary "A Place in Time", 2011's anti-war film "In the Land of Blood and Honey", 2014's true-story movie "Unbroken", 2015's romantic drama "By the Sea" with then-husband Brad Pitt, and the most recent one 2017's Cambodian historical thriller "First They Killed My Father".