You soon can. "Looking to Get Out," a 1982 Hal Ashby film that starred Jon Voight, Ann-Margret and Burt Young, also included a 7-year old Angelina in a small role.
Twenty-seven years after “Looking to Get Out” was released, a new version was recently discovered. Seems Ashby had recut the film and given it to film archivists at UCLA.
According to reports, Voight learned of the director's cut when he was contacted by Ashby biographer Nick Dawson two years ago.
Dawson introduced Voight to Ashby's daughter Lee Ashby McManus, who told Voight that "Looking To Get Out" was her favorite film by her father because she felt Jolie's role was based on her.
"She said, 'I think the little girl at the end, who was played by Angelina Jolie … was me.' I thought about it and I said, 'It is very possible it was you.' I remember discussions we had, and it was supposed to be a little boy, and Hal wanted a little girl."
Ebert called it "a movie in which good performances are sabotaged at every turn by a story that not even the people in the movie should be able to believe."
Voight, who co-wrote the screenplay, says that for various reasons, the released version didn’t represent Hal’s best work.
“We knew every version of the script and every cut, so I was understandably excited when I heard about this, yet I also didn’t want to be disappointed," Voight says. "But when I saw it, I knew instantly it had Hal’s touch.”
Will you be renting this DVD to see Hal's original vision or to see how gosh darn cute Angelina Jolie was at age 7?
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Photo: Jamie Haven, Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight. Credit: WireImage