Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall
September 7th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the subject of upcoming biopic “Jane’s Journey,” which chronicles the famed chimpanzee researcher’s travels, life and work. And according to People, an unexpected celebrity pal will be featured in the film: Angelina Jolie.

"I was delighted when she told me she would be excited to be a part of the film," Goodall, 77, said of the altruistic movie star. Jolie appears in the film working on a sustainability project at Goodall’s home.

"Sometimes, caught up in the moment, people promise to give their support but don't, or can't come through,” Goodall continued. “That was not true with Angelina."

Other famous friends involved in the project include Pierce Brosnan and Dave Matthews.

Jane's Journey will debut in around 500 theaters on September 27. On that night, Goodall will be broadcast live to the selected theaters to answer fan questions, which you can submit on the Jane Goodall Live Facebook page.

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  5. Sue Anne Reed

    Care2 is offering an exclusive giveaway to travel to Los Angeles and meet Jane Goodall backstage. Care2 will also give away over 2000 tickets to neighborho­od theaters across the U.S. to be inspired by Jane and her amazing life. More informatio­n about the giveaway is available at http://www­­/jane …

    September 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. *I Want 2 Tease U With Wonton Soup*

    @Marin..soup on the brian..u r going to ratt me out to the Soup Nazi..aren't u

    September 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Veeee

    I absolutely love Jane Goodall. She is a saint among the chimpanzees. Kudos to Angelina, Dave and Pierce for lending their celebrity to support this cause and make the public "more aware" of the life long research of this amazing woman. See Jane Go! 😀

    September 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. FIX IN TX

    My bad thank you everybody for the clarifications about D. Fossey and J. Godall. The coffee hadn't quite kick in this morning but now I do remember Gorillas in the Mist correctly. Thank you again. If this movie is anything like that I will be very interested in seeing it. Thanks!

    September 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marin

    @soup – did you even read this article?

    September 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. *I Want 2 Tease U With Wonton Soup*

    That was a sad movie. I don't like movies that involves killing or hurting of animals. What makes it worse is that it was true, if I'm correct saying so. Anyway, I thought AJ said she wasn't going to be doing anymore movies that she wants to focus on Bratt and family.

    September 7, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lucy

    Jolie would be perfect for that story. She is a terrific actor.

    September 7, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. @Bigot

    That statement was pretty low. I commend her & Brad for adopting these less fortunate children, and giving them a great life. I also applaud anybody who works for animals rights and preservation.

    September 7, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. davinia

    Gorillas In The Midst is a classic. I believe that Jolie can enhance the beauty of this movie, while bringing an awareness of the importance of saving this endangered species.

    September 7, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mr. g

    Does Brad count as an adopted chimp,

    September 7, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. AKUA

    Great! We need more she-roes like Jane.Her research needs this global exposure in today's world.

    September 7, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. anyhoo fan

    Hangin' with chimps beats working for idiot bosses. But enough about my job. Go Jane go. Congrats.

    September 7, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. FIX IN TX

    Good Morning Y'all! Is this the same lady "Gorillas in the Mist" was based on? Even if it isn't I think it is great that the celebs are backing her important working and sticking to their word. Way to go Angelina, Pierce, and Dave! Congrats to Jane for this movie! Is it going to ever be in more than 500 theaters?

    September 7, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Jodiann

      Diane Fossey was written about in the book "Gorillas in the Mist" and portrayed in the movie by Sigourney Weaver. Fossey was murdered in her camp by machete attack. It is believed to be because of her efforts to protect the gorillas from poaching. Delightful to hear a better story in Jane Goodall's life.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Matthews

      Lol. You must not ever have seen Gorillas in the Mist, as the protagonist dies in the end. JG is still very much alive.

      You should rent the movie! It's a good one.

      September 7, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • amyinoaktown

      No, that was Diane Fosse...she was murdered by poachers. Jane Goodall is alive and well.

      September 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |

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