Brad and Angelina's TV project greenlighted

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are making their first joint producing effort (after Shiloh, that is) with a series project at HBO. The Bourne Ultimatum co-writer Scott Burns is penning the untitled drama, which will explore the behind-the-scenes politics of an international aid organization and chronicle the lives of humanitarian workers assigned to dangerous zones and the people in need they assist. Jolie, Pitt and Burns, producer of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, are executive producing. The series has been a passion project for Jolie since she did the 2003 feature Beyond Borders, a drama about disaster-relief workers in war-torn countries. The aid-workers series marks Jolie's return to HBO 10 years after her breakthrough starring role in the cable network's biopic Gia, which earned her a Golden Globe win, a SAG Award and and Emmy nomination. Pitt is already in business with HBO. Along with Edward Norton, he is executive producing the HBO/National Geographic miniseries Undaunted Courage, now in development, which tells the story of the legendary journey across the western U.S. by explorers Lewis and Clark.

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