Angelina Jolie to Direct Film in Kenya But That’s not All

Angelina Jolie is in the midst of securing Kenyan location rights for “Africa” – a documentary film that she is directing about the controversial Kenyan politician and anthropologist Richard Leakey. That is however not all that the 39-year-old actress has in store for Kenya at the moment.

According to OK! Magazine, Jolie is about to adopt a Kenyan orphan together with her actor husband Brad Pitt.

“[Jolie and Pitt] have agreed to adopt a child from Kenya,” reported a source close to the couple that wished to remain anonymous, according to OK! “They’re really excited about the future. Their happiest moments revolve around their kids.”

The selected Kenyan orphan will join the Jolie-Pitt family of seven, which already consists of three other orphans: Maddox from Cambodia, Zahara from Ethiopia and Pax from Vietnam.

The power couple is reportedly expected to finalize the adoption when they visit Kenya later this year to begin the shooting of Jolie’s documentary. “Africa” is written by Eric Roth (renowned for Academy award winning film “Forrest Gump”) and is based on Leakey’s efforts to bring an end to the illegal elephant hunting that plagued Kenya in the early 1980s. Roth developed the story from four books written about the life of the now 70-year-old Leakey.

The shooting of “Africa” is expected to begin in early May.

Originally from Sweden, Chris is a journalist with an extensive interest for African culture and the arts.