- She turned down Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World because of scheduling. Scott is scheduled to start production in Italy in May. There have been no announcements about what she would be doing in May -- or the rest of the year for that matter. FTKMF debuts worldwide on Netflix in September. Brad's War Machine debuts on Netflix in May. There have been no announcements about any future projects for him either.
- David Scarpa, who wrote the screenplay for All the Money in the World, is also working on the script for Cleopatra.
- In reply to a question: One of the women with her in Waterstones is Chloe Dalton. The others I don't recognize. One of them could be the woman who was trailing behind them in LAX.
#PSVI started five years ago. Much achieved by baroness @JoyceAnelay and UNHCR Special Envoy @AngeelinaJoIie. Looking ahead for more! pic.twitter.com/mCXMyo7bU7— Atifete Jahjaga (@atifetejahjaga) March 13, 2017
How Angelina Jolie Is Stepping Up Her Fight to Protect Victims of Sexual Violence in War – and Making Her Case Across Europe
By Ale Russian and Phil Boucher
Angelina Jolie is standing firm on her initiative to end sexual violence in war zones.
On Monday, the filmmaker-actress, 41, returned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) she helped launch in 2012. Jolie partnered up with then-British foreign secretary William Hague to prevent the use of rape and sexual violence as a means of terror during wars and conflict.
Now five years later, Jolie is promoting the Time to Act initiative to hold sexual offenders accountable for their war crimes.
“When this kind of violence and abuse happens in peacetime, we are absolutely clear it is a crime that deserves to be punished by law,” Jolie exclusively tells PEOPLE. “But when it happens in the middle of a conflict, on a mass scale, with such brutal violence, it is treated as something impossible to prevent or somehow justified by the climate of war.”
She adds, “All of us here know that this is simply not good enough. We are tired of the excuses put forward, time and again, to justify neglecting crimes that disproportionately affect women and children, and that contribute to the holding back of women’s rights in many countries for generation after generation.”
Jolie helped launch the second edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, a practical tool for experts working in the field to try to gather evidence of crimes and enable future prosecutions.
“We live in a world where tens of thousands, often hundreds of thousands can be raped,” Jolie said in her remarks at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“All of us involved in PSVI are proud of the work so far, but with much more to do we are very focused on the next steps” she explained, noting that this involves “taking the tools that have been developed into the field to help document crimes and support prosecutions, working with militaries to change doctrine and training, and pushing for the implementation of laws to protect the very vulnerable victims.”
This brought together over 123 country delegations and resulted in the launch of a global protocol to investigate and collect evidence and help bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
At today’s event, the U.K.’s special representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Baroness Anelay, announced new steps to build on this work, alongside an updated protocol that contains a stronger focus on dealing with trauma, evidence analysis, and support to child and male survivors.
“The work of everyone involved with the Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative shows it is possible to make progress in combating terrible crimes,” said Lord Hague. “But the events of recent years in many conflict zones have also shown that it is vital to continue and step up this work.”
Jolie will be heading to Geneva on Wednesday to continue her humanitarian work. She will deliver the Annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Memorial Lecture at the United Nations Assembly Hall, focusing on key emerging humanitarian themes and topical issues that continue to reflect the late U.N. Brazilian diplomat’s principles, philosophy and work.
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— Evening Standard (@standardnews) March 13, 2017
Five years on from the launch of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, the Hollywood star called for more prosecutions, increased evidence gathering and better training for armies.
She said: “All of us involved in PSVI are proud of the work so far.
"But with much more to do we are very focused on the next steps: taking the tools that have been developed into the field to help document crimes and support prosecutions, working with militaries to change doctrine and training, and pushing for the implementation of laws to protect the very vulnerable victims.”
Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, launched the campaign against rape in war with Lord Hague, then Foreign Secretary, in 2012.
Today they were marking its anniversary by taking part in a discussion panel organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Lord Hague highlighted how millions are still at risk from sex attacks in many war zones.
These include Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State has carried out atrocities, and Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria’s north, which have all been ravaged by civil war and are at risk of being devastated by famine.
"But the events of recent years in many conflict zones have also shown that it is vital to continue and step up this work.”
The multi-million-pound campaign has faced criticism over how much of an impact it will have, especially given the low number of prosecutions compared with the scale of sexual offences committed in war zones.
But Baroness Anelay, the Prime Minister’s special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, said: “We have trained over 17,000 military and police personnel on sexual violence issues; deployed expertise to conflict-affected countries around the world and supported survivors and NGOs with over £35 million in UK funding. We are determined to build on this.
“There is no alternative to a painstaking, long-term effort to erode the culture of impunity for conflict-related sexual violence and the UK government is proud to play its part in tackling these terrible crimes.”
General Sir Gordon Messenger, vice chief of the defence staff, said: “The men and women of our Armed Forces are often the first to encounter the dire consequences of these crimes and may be the only ones able to prevent their re-occurrence.
"It has therefore been essential to ensure our people are given the necessary training and expertise to fulfil this task whilst standing ready to support our international partners and local forces in doing the same.”
In 2014 Lord Hague and Jolie held a London summit on sexual violence in conflict. Britain will stage another summit in 2019, to review commitments made by about 150 governments who backed a declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict.
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Ridley Scott To Next Helm Getty Kidnap Drama; Natalie Portman Courted
Ridley Scott is finalizing plans to next direct All the Money in the World, the David Scarpa-scripted Black List drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his mother Gail Harris to get the boy’s grandfather to pay the ransom. While that grandfather, oilman John Paul Getty Sr, was reputed to be the richest man in the world, he initially refused to pay. The film is being produced and financed by Imperative Entertainment, and Tom Rothman has locked down a worldwide distribution deal for Sony Pictures.
The Harris role has attracted top-flight actresses. Angelina Jolie met on it last week, but won’t do it because of scheduling. Scott is trying right now to lock down Natalie Portman. Coming off an Oscar-nominated turn playing another real-life figure in Jackie, Portman is a strong match for the material. Scott also will lock in a big star to play the cantankerous older Getty. Production is set for Italy in May.