Shoot Like a Girl: Angelina Jolie to Star in Afghanistan War Drama

Angelina Jolie will star in the Afghanistan war drama Shoot Like a Girl.

The TriStar film is based on the upcoming memoir “Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front,” the true story of Major Mary Jennings Hegar, who served multiple tours in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot.

The Purple Heart recipient saved hundreds of men and women on and off the battlefield in the Middle East and later helped eliminate the military’s ground combat exclusion policy, which kept female officers from serving in combat roles.

Shoot Like a Girl would mark Jolie’s first action project as an actor since “The Tourist” and “Salt” in 2010. She has since toplined Disney’s Maleficent, which was a big hit.