June 15, 2007 |
Adult moviegoers may be craving a serious drama after overdosing on a steady diet of mindless sequels that has driven this year's box-office sales. But whether they'll rush out to see a sobering, ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks remains an open question for the distributor of next Friday's release "A Mighty Heart."
June 10, 2007
LETTER writer Tamara Gregory [Letters, May 20] referred to the "racism and continued narrow-mindedness then and now throughout the entertainment community" that resulted in such indignities as casting white actor Laurence Olivier as a black character, Othello, on stage. A valid point to be sure. But she then went on to say that it brought to mind the recent casting of Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Gregory must have been surprised to read in Kenneth Turan's Cannes article ["Her Toughest Role," May 22]
May 22, 2007 |
While it's hard not to be disturbed by the subject matter of the film "A Mighty Heart," the incredibly tense moment during its news conference here was unexpected. On Monday, star Angelina Jolie, producer Brad Pitt, director Michael Winterbottom and cast members along with Mariane Pearl, the widow of decapitated journalist Daniel Pearl and author of the book from which the film is adapted, appeared before the frenzied international media for a Q&A.
May 22, 2007 |
IF you believe the tabloid press, or even if you don't, Angelina Jolie hasn't lacked for experiences in her life. However, her relationship with Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, brought her in contact with something completely new. "It's the first time," the actress says, an indefinable expression crossing a face so striking it can be difficult to look at straight on, "I've had a friendship with a journalist."
July 14, 2006
Daniel Pearl film: Angelina Jolie will star as Mariane Pearl in a film adaptation of her book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl," about the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan. Brad Pitt will serve as a producer of the film, to be directed by Michael Winterbottom, but there was no word Thursday on who would portray Daniel Pearl.
May 31, 2002 |
FRANCE * The widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has given birth to a boy she named Adam D. Pearl, said Ashley McCown, a family spokeswoman. Adam, born Tuesday and weighing about 6 pounds, and mother Mariane Pearl "are doing fine," McCown said. Pearl, 38, the newspaper's South Asia bureau chief, disappeared Jan. 23 in Karachi, Pakistan, while researching a story. Pakistan has charged four Islamic militants in his kidnapping and murder.