Angelina Jolie stars in the upcoming Changeling, a period thriller directed by Clint Eastwood. The story revolves around the true story of a woman in the late 1920s whose son was kidnapped. Los Angeles police publicize and return a boy which she claims is not her son. Along with Jolie, John Malkovich portrays the role of a reverend activist who helps Jolie in uncovering the corruption of police and city government officials in Los Angeles.
Jolie’s portrayal of Christine Collins, a mother in agony, received raves from critics. The role will show how a woman has the ability to bounce back from the worst adversity to fight the most difficult odds for her child. Jolie was initially reluctant to play the role as it made her uncomfortable because she had children herself. It is something I look forward to watching. There is nothing that I understand more than a mother desperately trying to protect her son from this world’s cruel realities.
Changeling premiered in May 2008 at the 61st Cannes Film Festival where it received good reviews. It is scheduled for general release on October 31, 2008.