Academy winning actress Angelina Jolie's first film role in a 1982 comedy is to be released after more than 17 years in the dark. Jolie was just four years old when she shot for the film, alongside her now estranged father, actor Jon Voight in director Hal Ashby's film Lookin' To Get Out. The film ran into trouble after that and only had a limited release with Jolie's part erased from the screenplay. But Ashby re-cut the film before his death in 1988, and his family and Voight have worked tirelessly to get the new film released, reported Contactmusic.com.
Voight, who also co-wrote the film, said, "We had all sorts of drama in the making of it and in the final stages, Hal was not able to finish the film, so there was some damage done to the film and it came out in a crippled form. Unfortunately, nobody saw the film in a proper state."
The Oscar winner is now thrilled that the film will eventually be seen as his director friend intended, "It's a big deal to me... I like this film very, very much."The director's cut of Lookin' To Get Out which debuts at the Sarasota Film Festival in Florida next month, ahead of the movie's DVD release in June this year.